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QB CJ Lewis Announces Decommitment From Tennessee

C.J. Lewis throwing the ball as a recruit.


CJ Lewis, a three-star quarterback from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, will no longer be heading to Tennessee.

The dual-threat quarterback recruit announced via Twitter that he has decommitted from the Volunteers.

Lewis is ranked the No. 28 dual-threat QB in the class of 2017, and the No. 8 player in the state of Connecticut.

With Lewis out of the fold, Tennessee currently has 26 players in the 2017 recruiting class. He was the only quarterback pledged to join the program in this class.

Tennessee loses star quarterback Josh Dobbs after this season. Sophomore Quinten Dormady, redshirt freshman Sheriron Jones, and freshman Jarrett Guarantano will battle it out to replace Dobbs next season. All were blue-chip high school recruits.

Lewis committed to Tennessee back on July 23. He also holds offers from Boston College, Buffalo, and UConn, according to his 247Sports profile. There's a chance that a number of other schools jump back into this recruitment, however, now that he is available once again.