This likely will be the most important weekend for a while for Tennessee as the Volunteers are expecting to host a number of important prospects Saturday for the Orange and White game.
None of them are more important than 4-star tackle Wanya Morris (Loganville, Ga.). Morris is taking an official visit, which will be the last great chance the Vols have to cement their lead. He has an official visit lined up with Auburn on April 28, with a decision coming on May 1.
Tennessee plans to have current commits come and help peer-recruit, including 4-star guard Jackson Lampley (Nashville, Tenn.), 3-star tight end Jackson Lowe (Cartersville, Ga.), junior college transfer cornerback Kenneth George Jr. (Athens, Texas) and JUCO defensive lineman Darel Middleton (Oak Ridge, Tenn.).
It’s no secret cornerback is a need for the Vols in the Class of 2019. The Vols plan to host 4-star Jaydon Hill (Madison, Ala.) and 3-star Shyheim Battle (Rocky Mount, N.C.). This is not a position to mess around with in this class. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has a long history of coaching defensive backs and he targeted this pair months ago. An impressive showing could launch Tennessee over South Carolina for Hill. Tyus Fields (Cornelius, N.C.) is a 4-star corner who will also be one campus this weekend.
Tennessee made 4-star defensive tackle C.J. Clark’s (New London, N.C.) recent top 5. He hasn’t been to Rocky Top in a few years, so this will be an excellent opportunity to remain a contender for Clark.
The Vols also recently made 4-star running back John Emery Jr.’s (Destrehan, La.) top 8 in March. His father played at Tennessee. LSU will be tough to beat, but anything is possible when a prospect comes onto campus, especially when there’s a family legacy in play.
Tight end Sean Brown (Rome, Ga.), who many think will commit to Tennessee in May, also is expected on campus.
Pruitt says he wants to recruit the Volunteer State well. The Vols will host important in-state Class of 2020 prospects tackle Bryn Tucker (Knoxville, Tenn.), linebacker Bryson Eason (Memphis, Tenn.) and defensive end Tyler Baron (Nashville). The staff seems a little higher on the 2020 in-state class than the 2019 one. This is where the foundation to dominating in-state in 2020 is laid.
Legacy Class of 2020 quarterback recruit Navy Shuler will be on campus Saturday for the game.
Class of 2020 safety Rashad Torrence (Marietta, Ga.) plans to be in attendance Saturday as well. This will be his third trip to Knoxville in two months.
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