Pokemon Go is invading the SEC.
More than 1,000 people showed up to a Pokemon Go event at Kyle Field, one of the video game’s creatures paid a visit to Nick Saban’s office, and now the game has made its way onto the recruiting trail.
Tennessee recently sent a Pokemon Go-inspired edit to 4-star defensive LaBryan Ray, who seemed to enjoy the gesture.
Fire edit from Tennessee ?? pic.twitter.com/fSn7X3TIMS
— LaBryan Ray (@LabryanRay) July 20, 2016
The Nintendo-created mobile game uses cell phone GPS to allow users to capture characters, and has been a craze around the nation since its recent release.
Ray included the Vols in his Top 12 that he released on May 2. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect from James Clemens High School (Madison, Ala.) is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 weak-side defensive end and the No. 3 overall player in the state of Alabama, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.