KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Despite a noon ET kickoff, Tennessee hosted a bevy of recruits for Saturday’s showdown with Ohio.
The Volunteers’ top 2018 quarterback target, Justin Fields, a dual-threat standout from Kennesaw, Ga., took in the 28-19 win. Fields was making his second visit to Tennessee in six weeks and aims to make a decision in the near future.
The Volunteers are one of four finalists for Fields, as they are battling North Carolina, Northwestern and Penn State.
Meanwhile, five Volunteers commits were present, too.
2017 pledges, including S Maleik Gray (LaVergne, Tenn.), and Nashville products S Theo Jackson (Overton) and RB Ty Chandler (Montgomery Bell Academy) were in the house, as were 2018 commits Cade Mays, a 5-star offensive tackle from Knoxville Catholic, and 4-star athlete Alontae Taylor.
No matter how much I get beat down if I can walk on my own two feet I'm coming home! Knoxville in the Morning ?? #RockyTop
— Alontae Taylor (Tae) (@TaeTaylor6) September 17, 2016
How I spend my Saturday's>>>>>>your's pic.twitter.com/tlwR5zlzRQ
— ⭐️⭐️Theo Jackson⭐️⭐️ (@theo_jackson05) September 17, 2016
Other notable recruits at Neyland Stadium on Saturday were:
* 2018 receiver Cam Johnson, a 4-star product from Brentwood, Tenn.
Ayyy I made it ?? https://t.co/BziC2ZtdpT
— Camron Johnson (@camjohnson_23) September 17, 2016
* 2018 offensive lineman Jalil Irvin, a 4-star prospect from Stone Mountain, Ga.
Had a good day at Rocky Top Today?
— Jalil Irvin. (@only1_lil) September 17, 2016
* 2017 offensive tackle K’Rojhn Calbert, a 3-star offensive tackle from McMinnville, Tenn.
Tennessee also hosted a pair of highly touted basketball recruits Saturday.
SEC Country saw Memphis standout Isaiah Stokes, the younger brother of former Tennessee star Jarnell Stokes, inside Neyland with coach Rick Barnes.
Stokes is a 6-foot-8, 285-pound power forward who holds offers from UT, North Carolina, Iowa State and others.
Also present was 4-star forward Tyler Polley. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound prospect hails from The Sagemont School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Volunteers are considered finalists for both prospects.