7. Kellen Diesch
Other top offers
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M
The big Texas native had Tennessee in his top five heading into the summer before committing to Arkansas. He then de-committed from the Razorbacks in September and has opened up his recruitment. A trip to Tennessee is on tap for the Georgia game on Oct. 10.
RTI average: 3-stars
How He Fits
Extremely versatile athlete who has the frame of a potential offensive tackle, but plays defensive end and tight end in high school.
Anytime a project offensive lineman like him comes up in connection with Tennessee, the first comparison will be Eric Fisher, who Butch Jones recruited at Central Michigan. Fisher played tight end in high school, but Jones recruited him as an offensive tackle, and he eventually grew into one of the best in college football and was the No. 1 overall pick for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft.
It’s way too early to say that Diesch can turn out like that, but the Vols have a strong recruiting pitch to him, and it’s no surprise that he’s listening.