Over the course of the offseason, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the top names to know in the 2018 class These players either have an offer or significant interest from Tennessee and seem to have at least some interest in the Vols in return.
Wide Receiver Tykee Ogle-Kellogg
6-5, 195 pounds
Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa)
Early top offers: Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Louisville
Scouting report: If the Vols are looking to add their next big play threat in the wide receiving corps to replace Jauan Jennings in the coming seasons, they need look no further than a few miles away from their own campus.
Tykee Ogle-Kellogg, a huge receiver who plays for Alcoa right here in East Tennessee, isn’t just bigger than everyone else on the field at 6-foot-5; he’s also more talented than everyone else around him. Kellogg has a large frame and knows how to use his talents to make some acrobatic catches for the Tornadoes of Alcoa.
But it’s not just a matter of Kellogg being the bigger, better player on the field. No, Kellogg has tremendous awareness and just seems like a natural on the field as he twists and contorts his body in the air to pull down deep passes. Not only does he do that, but he also returns kicks, takes jet sweeps, and more for Alcoa.
Kellogg burst onto the scene as a junior last season, and he’s picked up several big time offers since then. And his highlight film shows why. The first three catches on his film show his ability to nab deep passes in traffic, and there’s several times on his film where the refs threw a flag for pass interference on the defenders and Kellogg still came down with the catch.
Interest is just starting to pick up for Kellogg, and expect that to only increase as he attends camps and heads into his senior season.