Offering a few prospects from the same school is a common maneuver in college football recruiting.
Teams are looking to establish pipelines, use pre-existing relationships on the team to help sway players and sometimes one program is just so loaded with talent that college teams will find several players on that roster that fit exactly what they’re looking for.
All of those factors likely come into play at the IMG Academy in Florida – one of the premier programs in the nation. IMG is a boarding school that attracts some of the top athletic talent in the nation. It boasts excellent facilities, top-notch coaches with collegiate and NFL experience and a competitive environment that readies prospects for the next level.
It has no much talent that Jim Harbaugh, amidst plenty of controversy, decided to move Michigan’s entire spring practice to the Bradenton, Fla., campus.
Tennessee showed what it thought of the talent at IMG this week as well, offering 20 different prospects, in what has to be an unofficial record for the most offers given out by the Vols to players at one program. IMG coach Kevin Wright confirmed the move via Twitter.
— Coach Kevin Wright (@CoachWrightIU) February 26, 2016
The Vols certainly won’t be alone in their pursuit of many of those player. But they also sent a strong message that they want to be a player when it comes to recruiting arguably the most talented program in the nation.
Tennessee tight ends coach Larry Scott, who specializes in recruiting the state of Florida, seemed to approve of the tweet from Wright.
— Larry Scott (@CoachLScott70) February 26, 2016