Tennessee’s official visitors list provides all the proof needed that the Vols are trying to load up for the 2016 season.
Tennessee will host six junior college prospects this weekend for the Vanderbilt game. The Vols will host three junior college players already committed to Tennessee.
Defensive tackle Alexis Johnson, a 4-star prospect from Fort Scott Junior College (Fort Scott, Kan.), will take his official visit this weekend. So will 3-star receiver Jeff George and cornerback Desmond (D.J.) Henderson, both of whom are from Dodge City Junior College (Dodge City, Kan.).
George recently visited Auburn but told SEC Country that he is firmly committed to Tennessee and just took the trip “to get out of Dodge City”. Henderson said this week that Florida has continued to recruit him but that he’s firmly committed to sign with the Vols in December and enroll in January.
The Vols will also host two junior college defensive ends: Four-star prospect Jonathan Kongbo from Arizona Western Junior College (Yuma, Ariz.,) and 3-star prospect Jordan Bonner from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College (Miami, Okla.). Kongbo’s stock has been steadily rising for well over a month, while Bonner has several other scholarship offers, but mostly from schools much smaller than Tennessee.
The same can be said for Bonner’s teammate, wide receiver Stephan Robinson, who told SEC Country that he would consider committing to Tennessee this weekend if he received a scholarship offer.
“Yeah, if I like it enough,” said Robinson, who has scholarship offers from Utah State, Kansas, Southern Miss, South Alabama and Arkansas State. Robinson said he will take an official visit to Kansas next week. However, the Vols have piqued his interest.
“I’d be excited,” he said when asked how he’d respond to a scholarship offer from Tennessee.
Tennessee will host a bevy of unofficial visitors this weekend as well, including quarterback Jarrett Guarantano from Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, N.J.) . The 4-star prospect committed to Tennessee in April.
Dual-threat quarterback Alontae Taylor from Coffee County Central High School (Manchester, Tenn.) confirmed to SEC Country that he would also be visiting for the Vanderbilt game. The sophomore is committed to Vandy, but has expressed interest in the Vols since receiving a scholarship offer earlier this month.