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2019 College Football Signee Announces Medical Retirement

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On Wednesday morning, a college football signee announced he's been forced to medically retire from football.

Three-star offensive lineman Melvin McBride committed to play football for Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee.

However, just a few weeks after enrolling at the university, McBride announced his retirement from the game due to health concerns.

Here's what he had to say about the move:

"Today I Officially Announce My Retirement From Football Due To Health Problems. I Would Just Like To Say That Football Has Change My Life And Bless Me In Ways I Could Never Imagine. But Now God Has A New Journey For Me," McBride said on Twitter.

It's a tough break for the former top offensive linemen recruit.

McBride was the No. 26 offensive guard in the 2019 recruiting class and the No. 16 player from the state of Tennessee. He was the No. 476 recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

The Volunteers finished with the No. 12 recruiting class in the country and the No. 7 class in the SEC in 2019. Pruitt appears primed to turn around the Tennessee football program and McBride was set to bolster the offensive line.