The Vols are welcoming six official visitors to campus this weekend as bowl practices also get underway. There will be a heavy emphasis on projected early-enrollees and current commitments, but also a top uncommitted defensive prospect also in the mix.
1. DT Shy Tuttle
Tuttle’s been on campus many times and this visit seems to be nothing but a formality as the five-star defensive takes a formal tour of his future home before enrolling at the end of this semester.
2. QB Jauan Jennings
Jennings, a dual-threat quarterback, recently confirmed that he’ll be an early enrollee. The firm Tennessee commitment will go through all of spring camp as the Vols look for depth at quarterback.
3. DE Andrew Butcher
A longtime commitment, Butcher will enroll early after a strong senior season at Alpharetta (Ga.) High School and join an extremely talented incoming group of defensive linemen.
4. OL Jack Jones
Among UT’s most solid commitments for a long period of time, Jones has been to Knoxville numerous times, and will no doubt help recruit others on his official visit before he enrolls at the end of this semester as well and looks to get in the mix on the offensive line.
5. DB Stephen Griffin
The Vols are looking to solidify the rangy, 6-foot-3, safety who has been committed to the Vols for awhile, but also visited North Carolina recently. Griffin is also an early enrollee.
6. DE D’Andre Walker
The only non-committed, non early enrollee that’ll be in town for an official, Walker has Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn in his final three. The speed rusher (6-2, 220) would be like icing on the cake for Tennessee’s impressive defensive line class, though the Vols still have some work to do here.