If Tennessee can secure Binjimen Victor’s signature on National Signing Day, one man deserves the majority of the credit.
Receivers coach Zach Azzanni has made it his mission to make Victor feel wanted at Tennessee. So far it’s working.
“I talk to him most everyday,” Victor said after practice at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Victor is of major importance for the Vols after Tennessee lost out on some other receivers in this year’s class. The 6-foot-3, 177-pound wideout brings everything the Vols want, namely size and quickness, to their offense.
However, Victor shouldn’t be described as a fallback option just because Tennessee has missed out on some other receiver prospects. The four-star receiver from Coconut Creek High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) can pick wherever he wants to go to college.
Victor took an official visit to West Virginia in September and Ohio State in October. He is slated to take an official visit to Tennessee on Jan. 15 and Florida on Jan. 22. Most think the Gators are the team to beat. However, the Vols have made an impression that should keep them in the race for quite some time.
“It’s a great campus,” Victor said. “It’s a great school. I have a great relationship with coach Zach.”
While many schools have their coaches recruit certain areas, Tennessee relies more on position coaches recruiting the players they’ll be coaching one day. That’s had an effect on Victor.
“That’s a good thing for a receiver, especially, because you don’t want an o-line coach to recruit you,” he said. “You want a coach to recruit you that can tell you how it really is. It’s great he’s (Azzanni’s) recruiting me.”
Victor is rated the No. 8 receiver in the nation and the No. 14 overall prospect in Florida.