Recruits React to Visits to Knoxville over the Weekend

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    (Photo via @kaden_17 on Twitter)

    Tennessee hosted several visitors over the weekend in many different recruiting classes. The Vols had a couple five-star visitors in the 2019 class in offensive tackle Darnell Wright and wide receiver George Pickens, and they had many other prospects from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes on campus as well.

    This weekend, the Vols didn’t have a men’s basketball game to attend that recruits could take in while on their visits, but that didn’t stop UT’s coaches from inviting in several players.

    Here’s how some of those prospects reacted on social media to their visits to Knoxville.

    Ethan Rinke is a 2019 defensive end prospect who just announced this past week that he will be a preferred walk-on at Tennessee. He’s visited campus a couple different times already, and he was back in Knoxville this weekend for the first time as an official member of the team.

    Another member of the 2019 class, Bryan Aiken played wide receiver and defensive end for Mt. Juliet in the state of Tennessee. He also recently visited South Carolina’s campus in January.

    Damarjhe Lewis is a three-star defensive lineman in the 2020 class who is currently committed to Auburn. Tennessee extended an offer to him back in mid-January, and he made his first visit to Knoxville this weekend. He plays for Griffin High School in Griffin, Georgia.

    Jakivuan Brown is a three-star tight end prospect out of Mississippi. He doesn’t have an offer from Tennessee as of yet, but that could change very soon.

    David Ndukwe is a defensive lineman out of Lithonia, Georgia in the 2020 class. He’s listed as 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and plays for Arabia Mountain High School.

    Kaden Martin is the son of former Tennessee quarterback and current assistant coach Tee Martin. The younger Martin donned his father’s No. 17 jersey on a visit to UT’s campus, and he took a pic with his father while on his visit as well. Martin is a dual-threat QB in the 2022 class.

    Justice Finkley is a 2022 defensive end prospect who is already getting a ton of attention from schools. He already holds offers from Tennessee, LSU, and Texas A&M, and he’s visited Alabama recently as well. Someone in his family weighed in on his visit to UT as well, saying Tennessee’s coaches and staff were “authentic” and “patient.”