New Vols offensive lineman Dontavius Blair has been listed as one of the top Early Enrollees who will make an immediate impact in the SEC according to Barrett Sallee of the Bleacher Report.
If any player in the country other than Dontavius Blair is stepping into a situation more ready-made for immediate success, I'd like to meet him.
In racing terms, the 6'8", 308-pound offensive tackle prospect for the Tennessee Volunteers has a clear track in front of him. No offensive linemen return for the Vols, which opens the door for him to make an immediate impact on Rocky Top.
Blair spent last season at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, so his acclimation to SEC football shouldn't be as difficult as high schoolers who are put in similar situations.
He's a tremendous run blocker, has the size to withstand the punishment that goes along with SEC football and is remarkably athletic. Expect Blair to start against Utah State in Week 1.