The Tennessee Vols made an extremely important addition to their football program on Wednesday.

According to a report from GoVols247, the Vols are adding transfer running back Lyn-J Dixon to the program.

Dixon is a former four-star recruit from Butler, GA who signed with Clemson during the 2018 recruiting cycle. He was rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 7 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 27 player in the state of Georgia.

The talented running back transferred to West Virginia late last year, but he never played a game for the Mountaineers.

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Sep 11, 2021; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Lyn-J Dixon (23) scores a touchdown against the South Carolina State Bulldogs during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Dixon, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, was actually committed to Tennessee in 2017. But he decommitted after the Vols’ 15-9 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks (as an aside, that was a wild day for Tennessee fans as Jon Gruden was at that game in the midst of speculation about Butch Jones’ job status).

As for Dixon, he has the talent to be a star in the SEC. His opportunities were limited at Clemson, but he showed a lot of potential when he got chances.

The 5-foot-10/195 lb running back averaged 6.6 yards per carry during his time with the Tigers. According to 247Sports, that’s the second highest average in Clemson history behind Travis Etienne.

Tennessee needed some running back depth after losing Len’Neth Whitehead for the season. Dixon will give the Vols depth as well as another playmaker in Josh Heupel’s offense.

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