Tennessee looked well into the future on Tuesday evening, accepting a commitment from 2019 wide receiver Kendrell Scurry of Thompson’s Station, Tenn.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound receiver just finished his freshman year at Independence High School and picked up offers from UT and Toledo in the spring. He is ranked as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, which is the only recruiting outlet to give him a rating at this point.
“First I want to give thanks to god who is the head of my life,” Scurry said via Twitter. “I have talked it over with my mother and I decided to commit to THE University of Tennessee.”
— KEN (@D1Scurry) July 27, 2016
Tennessee has been no stranger to recruiting players early.
UT has 23 commitments in the 2017 class, the second most in the nation thus far in this cycle, before fall camp even starts. Tennessee also has a pair of commitments – offensive lineman Cade Mays and athlete Alontae Taylor – in the 2018 class.
UT also recently offered eighth grader Elijah Howard of Knoxville, so the trend of recruiting young and early doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.