One key member in Tennessee’s most recent recruiting class could be in some hot legal trouble. Jauan Jennings, an early enrollee this past spring, is reportedly facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged incident at a graduation party gone wild.
A report from WGNS in Tennessee says Jennings allegedly assaulted a high school student, damaged the alleged victim’s car, and stole various items — a cell phone, jacket and arm brace — from the vehicle before fleeing. Jennings allegedly pushed the victim in the incident hard enough to cause neck and back pain. The formal complaint from the victim also accused Jennings of throwing a rock at his car, which caused damage over $500 according to the police charges on record.
Head coach Butch Jones has not commented on this situation at this time, although an official from Tennessee’s athletics office has said the university and program are aware of the situation and monitoring it closely. As such, there has been no decision made regarding his status with the team, not publicly at least.
Jennings was a four-star dual-threat quarterback recruit in Tennessee’s Class of 2015 according to his Rivals profile. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee product was the 13th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation and ninth top recruit from the state of Tennessee.
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