Tennessee isn’t expecting a huge number of recruits to visit for the South Carolina game, but there will be a chance for the Vols to impress a handful of official visitors this weekend.
Here is who is scheduled to visit Knoxville for an official visit:
- WR Dee Anderson – DeSoto High School (DeSoto, Texas) – This four-star receiver committed to LSU in August. However, if he’s still taking official visits, the Vols must be at least somewhat in the race. That’s good because Tennessee is looking to add depth to their receiver corps. Early playing time will be part of Tennessee’s sales pitch. The 6-foot-4, 177-pound prospect is slated to take an official visit to Boise State on Nov. 14.
- DE Patrick Bethel – Vero Beach High School (Vero Beach, Fla.) – The four-star prospect has been thought to be a heavy lean towards Miami but is exploring his options, especially since former Hurricane coach Al Golden was fired last month. Auburn and LSU are also in the mix. The 6-3, 249-pounder took an official visit to Auburn on Oct. 31.
- DE Jeffrey Simmons – Noxubee County High School (Macon, Miss.) – A four-star prospect, Simmons is thought to be primarily considering Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. However, Auburn and Tennessee are also in the mix for the 6-4, 262-pound prospect. The Vols are the first to secure an official visit.
- OL Marcus Tatum – Mainland High School (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – The three-star prospect told SEC Country this week that Florida leads for his services. However, the 6-6, 265-pounder is giving the Vols a chance. He enjoyed a visit to Knoxville this summer. Now, he wants to see what his mother thinks about the Vols.
Tennessee is also expected to host several unofficial visitors on Saturday.