Marquez Callaway, a four-star wide receiver and defensive back out of Warner Robbins, Georgia, committed to the Vols via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
This is my commit? pic.twitter.com/8GjOMTFVzQ
— Happy New Quez (@CallawayMarquez) January 21, 2016
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.
Other top offers
Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame
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.
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.