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First of 2018 Recruiting Class

By MTB, 03/19/18, 5:15PM EDT


Ring (Gallatin) & Clouden (Charlotte) Commit

The Rugby Vols are pleased to announce the first of the 2018-2019 commitments.  

William Clouden

Will Ring

Will, a senior at Gallatin High School, plays for the Sumner County All-Blacks.  While new to the sport, the 6'2" 200 lb lock has excelled in all areas of the game.  

"Its always makes us proud when a first year player picks up the game so fast.  Will has made his presence on the field known and we admire the effort he gives in games and on the practice field. We are looking forward to seeing him grow in the game while at Tennessee."
- Sumner Head Coach Brian Silkwood (Tennessee 2001)


Will Clouden

Will comes to Knoxville from Charlotte, North Carolina where he attends and plays rugby for Charlotte Catholic High School.  The 5' 11" 175 lb back has played multiple positions for his high school team and appeared as an outside center for the North Carolina HS All-stars.

"Will started playing rugby for us in the 9th grade. He is a flexible athlete who is comfortable playing multiple positions including flanker, flyhalf, and center. On the field he plays with passion and intensity, but his laid back attitude and cheerful demeanor off the pitch makes him a great teammate as well."
- Charlotte Catholic Head Coach Ian Mueller 

Will Ring


If you are interested in playing rugby for the University of Tennessee and/or will be attending UT this fall, please register on our recruiting page for further information.