KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — While Tennessee held its first preseason scrimmage Saturday, the Volunteers also kept a keen eye on the future, hosting a number of blue-chip prospects from the Class of 2019 — mostly from the state of Georgia.
The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect Owen Pappoe, a standout linebacker at Georgia powerhouse Grayson High, made another return visit to Tennessee, as did teammate Kenyatta Watson II, a 4-star cornerback from Grayson.
— Owen Pappoe (@opfreak15) August 13, 2016
— Kenyatta Watson II (@ballhawk36) August 13, 2016
Vols 2019 commit Kendrell Scurry, a 4-star receiver from Independence High, was also in attendance.
In addition to Pappoe, Watson and Scurry, over 40 other prospects visited Tennessee on Saturday, SEC Country learned.
* Jadon Haselwood, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver from Cedar Grove High (Ga.). The 4-star prospect already holds offers from Georgia, Michigan, LSU and Louisville, among others.
* Charles Thomas, a 6-foot, 213-pound linebacker from Langston Hughes High (Ga.). The 4-star prospect holds a Tennessee offer, as well as offers from Clemson, West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan.
* Jaylen McCollough, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety from Hillgrove High (Ga.). McCollough hasn’t been ranked yet, but he already has a Tennessee offer and has camped at Georgia and Alabama this summer.
* Tru Thompson, a 5-foot-11, 330-pound defensive tackle from Grayson. While Thomson isn’t ranked yet, he holds offers from Florida State, Miami and Florida.
* Harry Miller, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive/defensive tackle from Buford (Ga.).
* Derrick McLendon, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end from Tucker (Ga.). McLendon holds five offers, picking up his first SEC offer from Florida earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, the Volunteers extended a scholarship offer Saturday to 2018 Georgia cornerback Tre Douglas, as the 3-star Eagles Landing Christian Academy product tweeted out this news.
— Tre' Douglas (@tredough8) August 13, 2016
Douglas, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect, also holds offers from Florida, Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech, among others.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
Jesse Simonton covers Tennessee football and recruiting for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and SECCountry.com