KNOXVILLE – After announcing 14 midterm enrollees earlier in the week, the Vols have added another in ‘athlete’ Neiko Creamer, a 6-foot-3, 223-pounder from Elkton, Md., who could play multiple positions at Tennessee.
Defensive end Joe Henderson has been removed from the roster, meaning he will not enroll this semester, but should still be clear to sign in February and enroll in the summer.
The Vols can only add 14 this semester, per NCAA rules.
Creamer played primarily at wide receiver in high school, though his size makes him a candidate at receiver, tight end or possibly at defensive end or even outside linebacker.
“Neiko is a big athlete that can do a variety of things,” receivers coach Zach Azzanni said in a release. “He loves the game and understands Tennessee football. We are excited to have him as a part of what we are building.”
Perhaps Creamer could be utilized as a hybrid receiver/tight end similar to how Ole Miss used freshman Evan Engram in 2013. Engram was one of the top freshmen in the SEC this past season, catching 21 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns in eight games before having his season cut short due to injury.
Creamer is also the son of former UT defensive back Andre Creamer (1984-87), who finished his career with six interceptions and 120 tackles.
Neiko Creamer was ranked as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services – Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports.com.
Daniel Lewis covers Tennessee athletics for Nooga.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanielNooga