Southeastern Conference

#FreeCadeMays garners national support after NCAA denies eligibility to Vols' lineman

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said Monday the Vols will appeal the NCAA’s decision to deny offensive lineman Cade Mays’ waiver to be eligible immediately this season after transferring from Georgia .

6 takeaways from Jeremy Pruitt’s first press conference of fall camp The denial has sparked an outpouring of support on social media through the hashtag, #FreeCadeMays.

Isaiah Wilson, Mays’ former teammate at Georgia and Tennessee Titans’ 2020 1 st round draft pick, also lent his voice to the cause.

Congressman Tim Burchett joined in along with Tennessee State House Majority WHIP Johnny Garrett.

Pruitt, who’s been outspoken in his support of a one-time transfers, expressed his frustration on the NCAA’s denial following the team’s first official practice Monday.

Tennessee Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt Mays would join his younger brother, freshman offensive lineman Cooper, on the field if granted immediate eligibility.

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