NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Men’s golf coach Parrish McGrath signs his first athlete to a National Letter of Intent. McGrath inked Jermey Fultz out of Carter High School in Knoxville. Fultz comes to the Tigers after finishing third at the Tennessee A-AA State Championships.
Fultz shot a 2-over, 74 during the first round placing him ninth, before he would make a charge on day two with a 5-under, 67 to finish third, two-shots off the title. The Knoxville native improved on his 11th place finish at state during his junior season. Fultz held the lead after day one by shooting an even-par, 72.
“Jermey will make an immediate impact for our squad,” McGrath said. “We need players who not only want to perform their best, but also want to push their teammates to do better.”
Fultz was a four-time All-District team member for Head Coach Chad Grub at Carter high school. He earned individual district championships as a freshman and a junior and was named District Player of the Year in his final two seasons. Fultz advanced to four consecutive regional championships and earned a spot on the All-KIL Second Team in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was an All-KIL First Team selection as a junior and senior. Fultz was a member of the 2013 All-State Class A-AA team and was named Prep Xtra Player of the Year.
“Jermey has shown the abilities of a competitive and resilient golfer,” McGrath added. “He knows how to win when he gets close to the lead. Those are the qualities I look for in a golfer to make a difference in our program.”