Prepare for the final stretch run. With just three weekends left to host official visitors, Tennessee is looking to close strong.
Here are the prospects scheduled to be in town for their official visits.
CB Baylen Buchanan – Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, Ga.)
Buchanan was a surprise commitment on Jan. 1 shortly after the Vols won the Outback Bowl. The three-star prospect is a key pickup, especially considering he is teammates with four-star safety Nigel Warrior.
OT Nathan Niehaus – Colerain High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Niehaus also committed to Tennessee after the Outback Bowl. The former West Virginia commitment was targeted late in the recruiting calendar by the Vols. Credit the Vols with making up a ton of ground.
WR Brandon Johnson – American Heritage High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Johnson committed to the Vols in September. Tennessee is looking for even more receivers to join the class, but Johnson was a good start.
DE JaQuan Bailey – Raines High School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Bailey would be a nice pickup for the Vols. He’s the type of lean pass-rusher they’ve had success with. Bailey is scheduled to take an official visit to Virginia Tech this month. Bailey was formerly committed to Florida.
DT Joshua Bailey – Raines High School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
JaQuan Bailey’s brother will also make the trip to Knoxville this weekend. It will be interesting to see if he receives a scholarship offer from the Vols as his options are somewhat limited. Central Florida is thought to be in the lead.
ATH Marquez Callaway – Warner Robins (Ga.) High School
Callaway has official visits set to Ole Miss and Mississippi State later this month. He has also expressed interest in Georgia and Miami and even said he may wait until after National Signing Day to commit. Can the Vols convince him the time is now?
DE Mykelle McDaniel – Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.)
McDaniel has expressed strong interest in South Carolina. If Tennessee puts on the hard press this weekend, the Vols may be able to turn the tide. Nebraska and Mississippi State are also thought to be in the running.
DE Bryce Morais – Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.)
Morais has been committed to Boston College since March. However, if the Vols come calling and are sincerely interested, that could change. Morais has also shown some interest in Georgia Tech.
WR Binjimen Victor – Coconut Creek High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Tennessee receiver coach Zach Azzanni has made Victor a priority and it has shown. Still, Victor has that all-important official visit to Florida to take on Jan. 22. He has also taken official visits to West Virginia and Ohio State.