KNOXVILLE – With much of the recruiting attention on 2014, Tennessee made a surprising move on Friday evening to add to the 2013 signing class.

Defensive end Kendal Vickers, who originally committed to South Carolina, announced via Twitter that he will sign with Tennessee and is expected to enroll this summer.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound native of Havelock, N.C., committed to the Gamecocks in November, but was not included when South Carolina announced its official list of signees on signing day in February. The problem was related to academics. South Carolina believed Vickers wouldn’t fully qualify out of high school and would have to go to a junior college or prep school.

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Kendall Vickers highlights (via Ultimate Prospects)