CENTRAL FLORIDA (CBSMiami) – A Central Florida fourth grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt has been offered a full ride to the school.
Should he decide to attend UT and meet admission requirements, the university’s four-year scholarship covers his tuition and fees in fall 2028.READ MORE: Woman Who Snuck Into American Sr. High Posing As Student To Promote Instagram Account Bonds Out
The university also announced that approximately 55,000 shirts based on a Florida boy’s now-viral makeshift Vol design have been ordered and some have arrived at the university.READ MORE: Panic Buying Over Fuel Pipeline Shut Down Has Led To Long Lines At Some South Florida Gas Stations
The school said some consumers will get their shirts as early as next week.
The boy made headlines after his teacher, Laura Snyder posted a picture of his homemade Tennessee shirt to social media.MORE NEWS: Self Proclaimed "Witch" Shannon Ryan Charged With Second Degree Murder In Leila Cavett's Disappearance
He wanted to represent the Vols on college colors day at his elementary school but didn’t have a UT shirt. The elementary student got creative and made his own UT logo on a white piece of paper and pinned it to an orange shirt.