Marquez Callaway did not go hungry during his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. Quite the opposite, actually.
“Man, I probably ate more than I ate last week,” the four-star receiver from Warner Robins (Ga.) High School said when asked what stood out about his trip to Knoxville, Tenn. “We ate a lot. I ate and I wasn’t even hungry. I was just eating to eat.”
There was more to do than just eat as Callaway evaluated the Vols. He said he met with several players. His host was rising senior cornerback Cameron Sutton.
“I hung out with him a lot,” the 6-foot-2, 177-pound prospect said. “We hung out with different players everyday.”
The message from Tennessee’s players was predictable, but not overbearing.
“Of course, they told me that it would be a good place to go, but they didn’t pressure me or anything,” said Callaway, who is ranked the No. 5 athlete in the country and No. 12 prospect in Georgia. “They just gave me the idea…Some of the freshmen told me about the average (daily) life and how it was going to be as a freshman.”
Callaway said the official visit made the Vols look more favorable in his eyes. However, he wasn’t ready to name Tennessee as his leader.
“I can’t say that because that was only my first official,” Callaway said.
Callaway will take official visits to Mississippi State and Ole Miss on Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, respectively. He said he’d like to take other official visits but isn’t sure he’ll have time before National Signing Day on Feb. 3, when he’d like to announce his decision.
“I’m going to try to, but if not, it’s just going to be those two,” he said.
Miami is a viable candidate for another official visit if Callaway can find time.
Callaway could play cornerback or receiver in college. Receiver would certainly make sense for the Vols as Tennessee is looking to further address that position in the 2016 class. The Vols have one receiver committed and another athlete prospect that could play receiver. Tennessee also has a receiver early enrolled for the class of 2016.
And if the Vols need a hint as to what might further entice Callaway to commit, all they have to do is keep serving his favorite dish.
“Probably the meatloaf,” Callaway said, “because I love me some meatloaf.”