Trio of Talented Teammates Get Offers from Vols

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    Tennessee’s coaching staff has been busy in the state of Florida the last few days. They offered a dynamic athlete from the state last week, and they also put out offers to a trio of highly-rated teammates at positions of need.

    The Vols’ coaching staff offered cornerback Renardo Green, outside linebacker Rian Davis, and defensive tackle Tyler Davis of Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida all in the same day. Tyler Davis actually already had an offer, but it came from Tennessee’s previous staff. The Vols’ new staff reaffirmed that scholarship offer and gave new ones to the other two athletes from Wekiva.

    Green is a three-star cornerback who’s been committed to Florida State since April 16th of this year. He’s listed as the No. 384 overall player and No. 34 corner in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also has offers from Michigan, Miami, Florida, and others.

    The 6-foot, 170 pound corner dubs himself “the most versatile defensive back in the country,” and his highlight film from his junior season shows off some considerable talent. Green is an extremely physical corner who can play some exceptional press coverage. He’s got the frame and long arms coaches covet in a cornerback, and he can play a variety of coverages. He doesn’t always turn his head around to look at the ball as it’s in the air, but when he does he almost always makes a play on it.

    Rian Davis is a four-star outside linebacker who’s rated by the composite rankings as the No. 168 overall player and 11th-best outside linebacker in the 2019 class. He has a huge offer list of over three dozen schools, and he holds offers from some of the top schools in the country. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Auburn are just some of the schools who have offered him.

    Davis is a versatile defender for Wekiva. The 6-foot-2, 233 pound defender plays both linebacker and defensive end in high school, and he would be a perfect fit at outside linebacker for Tennessee’s 3-4 defensive scheme. He’s explosive, has a knack for making big plays, and he has incredible speed for someone his size. He has some elite level awareness and wraps up well when tackling.

    Last season as a junior, Davis totaled 93 tackles, three sacks, 13 tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups, and he returned both of his fumble recoveries for touchdowns.

    The other Davis, Tyler, already had an offer from Butch Jones’ staff. Pruitt and company reaffirmed Tennessee’s offer to the 6-foot-1, 293 pound defensive tackle, though. Davis is rated as the No. 165 overall player and the No. 10 defensive tackle in the country by the composite rankings, and he has a bevy of offers just like the other Davis. Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Penn State, Michigan, and others have all offered him.

    Like the other Davis, Tyler is athletic and versatile for his position. He attacks the line of scrimmage with ferocity, and he is a disruptive force along the defensive line. His tenacity benefits him well, as he relentlessly pursues quarterbacks and running backs alike. He can win match-ups with a variety of moves and isn’t easy to block.

    Cornerback, linebacker, and defensive tackle all figure to be areas the Vols will address with multiple players in their 2019 class. And the three teammates from Wekiva High School are some of the best at their position in this class.