A four-star 2019 recruit was on Tennessee’s campus Thursday on an unofficial visit to Knoxville.
The Tennessee coaching staff hosted D.J Dale, a defensive tackle from Pinson, Alabama, on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 330-pound tackle took to twitter afterwards to post some pictures from his visit.
— Dj Dale (@ddale44) March 15, 2018
Dale is preparing for his senior season at Clay-Chalkville High School where he has been quite impressive so far. Tennessee offered him on January 12th, and since then Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State and Nebraska have all offered the huge defender.
Dale is a composite three-star on 247Sports, but the regular 247Sports rankings have him as a four-star. Those rankings have him listed as the 10th-best defensive tackle in the country and the No. 191 overall player in the 2019 class.
Tennessee signed several defensive tackles in the 2018 class, and they have pursued several more in the 2019 class. Presumably, it is a position of importance to the new coaching staff, and Pruitt did rotate a handful of DTs at Alabama.
The visit for Dale comes after recent visits to in-state schools Auburn and Alabama. Alabama is currently the favorite to land the giant tackle from within their state’s borders.
Dale is a talented player with plenty of schools after his skill set. He seemed to enjoy his time in Knoxville, and Tennessee will try and get him on campus this fall for an official visit.