Tennessee’s most recent official visit weekend nearly stalled completely because of bad patches of wintry weather around the area. A last-second no-show only exacerbated the situation.
Still, the Vols made progress. Here are the three biggest Tennessee recruiting stories from the weekend.
Landon Dickerson will take an official visit to Tennessee
While this isn’t really a surprise, Dickerson’s confirmation to SEC Country of a Tennessee visit on the final weekend before National Signing Day is a big development. Dickerson, who is from South Caldwell High School (Hudson, N.C.), has long said the Vols and Florida State seem to be surging to the forefront of his recruitment. Tennessee suddenly seems in prime position. Don’t be surprised if Dickerson becomes the highly-touted final prospect that Tennessee fans have been hoping for.
Mykel Jones was a no-show
It’s unclear why Jones, a four-star receiver from Patterson (La.) High School, didn’t make his scheduled trip to Tennessee. Perhaps he is no longer as interested in the Vols after they picked up a commitment from fellow four-star wideout Marquez Callaway last week. Perhaps he wasn’t that interested in Tennessee to begin with. Nevertheless, it seems as if Jones is headed elsewhere. He took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 15 and is set to take an official visit to Ole Miss on Jan. 29. That leaves the Vols little – if any – opportunity to land the highly-touted wideout.
Weather was a factor
While there wasn’t significant snowfall in east Tennessee, there was enough in surrounding areas to keep some prospects from taking their official visits. Tennessee’s official visitor list dwindled as snowflakes fell in areas outside of Knoxville. It was a detriment for the weekend, but it could be a monstrous development if there is severe weather on Jan. 29, which is Tennessee’s most important official visit weekend of the year.