A current Tennessee player may help the Vols land a future one on the recruiting trail.
During his official visit to Tennessee this weekend, receiver Binjimen Victor spent much of his time with cornerback Cameron Sutton, who announced Thursday that he would return for his senior season instead of heading to the NFL.
“He’s a cool dude,” the four-star prospect from Coconut Creek High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) said. “I asked him a lot of questions.”
The questions mainly centered around the overall vibe of Tennessee. Victor said he’s looking for a place that feels like home and has a good environment away from football. He seemed to get a strong indication of both during the trip.
“It was great,” the 6-foot-4, 175-pound Victor said. “I had a chance to spend time with the players, spend time with the coaches. I had a great time. It was a great weekend.”
Victor said his finalists are still Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia. He has taken official visits to all of the schools except Florida, which is scheduled for next weekend. He would still have another official visit remaining if he chose to take it.
“I’m trying to figure that out right now,” Victor said of his possible fifth visit. “I’m supposed to be going to Florida next week but I don’t know. I’m not sure yet.”
When asked about the Gators, Victor said, “They had a great year this year. Coach (Jim) McElwain is a great coach. It’s home. It’s not that far from me so I’ll just see where it goes from there.”
Tennessee could certainly use Victor. Their once-deep receiving corp is suddenly very thin. However, Victor said early playing time isn’t a huge factor in his decision.
“It is, but if I don’t get a chance to (play early) I’ll always compete and my time will come,” he said.
If Victor is a part of Tennessee’s future, he’ll be teamed with Vols quarterback commitment Jarrett Guarantano from Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.).
“It’s great knowing they have a quarterback after (starting quarterback Joshua) Dobbs,” Victor said. “It’s great knowing that he is coming in the same class as me.”
The Vols have one half of an all-star passing game duo. Now they just need the receiving end.