Tennessee is widely referred to as “Wide Receiver U” – both locally and nationally.
The Vols have certainly earned that title with a plethora of receiver talent coming through the school over the past few decades. Joey Kent, Willie Gault, Richmond Flowers, Carl Pickens, Alvin Harper, Peerless Price, Denarius Moore, Donte Stallworth, Robert Meachem, Marcus Nash, Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson are just some of the former Vols who had huge success in college and/or the NFL.
But Clemson is making a social media push to become “The New Wide Receiver U.” Clemson receivers coach Jeff Scott sent this out via Twitter on Tuesday:
— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) April 28, 2015
Clemson also put together a video featuring the likes of Jacoby Ford, DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant – all Clemson WRs that have been drafted in recent years – pushing the Tigers as the New WRU.
As expected, Tennessee is defending its title. Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni fired back with a couple tweets of his own defending the Vols as the only WRU.
— Zach Azzanni COACH Z (@UTCoachZA) April 28, 2015
No caption needed…….. pic.twitter.com/N1DNB3euVz
— Zach Azzanni COACH Z (@UTCoachZA) April 29, 2015
The Vols have had 18 receivers drafted in the last 25 years, while Clemson has had just nine. Since 2010, Clemson’s had four drafted, while Tennessee’s had three. The Vols lead the nation in the last 30 years with 11 first-round picks as well.
Tennessee also responded with its own Wide Receiver U video later on Wednesday.