Four-Star 2016 Athlete Marquez Callaway Commits to Vols

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    Marquez Callaway, a four-star wide receiver and defensive back out of Warner Robbins, Georgia, committed to the Vols via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

    Callaway recently visited UT and had returning senior cornerback Cam Sutton as his guide. Callaway reportedly enjoyed his visit and apparently came away with a full stomach as well, citing the large amount of food he was given while visiting as one of the standouts of his visit.

    In high school, Callaway has played both receiver and cornerback, but it’s likely the Vols will look to make him a receiver once he’s on campus. The Vols currently have three projected wide receivers committed for the 2016 class, including three-star JUCO receiver and early enrollee Jeff George. Both Brandon Johnson and Corey Henderson are also three-stars.

    Callaway chose the Vols over offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and a number of other schools. Callaway was coveted among SEC schools, which should speak to his skill set and ability.

    Here’s our full analysis of Marquez Callaway in our RTI recruiting profile:
    Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 7.38.08 AMWide Receiver/Athlete – 2016 Class
    6-3, 185 pounds
    Warner Robins, Ga. (Warner Robins)

    Other top offers
    Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame

    Status
    The consensus top 150 player nationally and Army All-American has offers from most of the SEC and several other top traditional powers around the nation. He chose the Vols over offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida, Georgia, and others. He committed to the Vols on January 21st after visiting the previous weekend.

     Ratings

    247Sports: ★★★★
    ESPN.com:★★★★
    Rivals.com★★★★
    Scout.com: ★★★★

    RTI average: 4-stars

     How He Fits

    Tennessee has searched far and wide in the 2016 class for help at the wide receiver position. It was a position of emphasis coming into the 2015 season and as that position has been hit by injuries and struggled mightily on the field, the Vols continue to pound the pavement, looking for any and all help they can get at that spot.

    Callaway, a two-way player in high school who could also get a shot at corner at the next level, does a lot well in his film. He’s fluid with the ball in his hands, has great instincts at the receiver position and can also break on a pass defensively and step up in run support.

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    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.