The Vols will be looking to add a couple wide receivers to their 2020 cycle because they’ll be losing a lot of production and bodies from that position after the 2019 season. Tennessee has already sent out several offers to receivers in this class, and they extended an offer to one of the top players at that position recently.
Marcus Rosemy is a five-star wide receiver who plays for the prestigious St. Thomas Aquinas program down in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He recently tweeted out about the Vols giving him a scholarship offer.
Blessed To Receive An Offer From Tennessee 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/y91vgH44w5
— Marcus Rosemy 🌐 (@rosemy_marcus) February 12, 2019
Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Rosemy is the No. 26 overall player, No. 4 wide receiver, and the top-ranked player from the state of Florida in the 2020 cycle. Since the beginning of 2019, he’s already picked up offers from Michigan, Auburn, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Purdue, Kentucky, and NC State to go along with offers he already held from Ohio State, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Penn State, Texas, and others.
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The 6-foot-1, 178-pound receiver was named one of the top performers at Nike’s Miami Opening camp recently. Of the over 300 recruits from the South Florida area who showed up, Rosemy was chosen as one of the top 11 offensive players and one of the three top receivers at the camp.
Rosemy’s speed won’t necessarily wow you, but he has an impressive catch radius and plays physically. He’s capable of making some impressive and difficult catches, and he can do it with ease. Rosemy is a very tough player and doesn’t go down easily. He possesses some very good instincts and just seems like a natural playing his position.
As a junior, Rosemy put together one of the most impressive seasons in St. Thomas Aquinas history. His 971 receiving yards last season set the school record for most receiving yards in a season, and he finished ahead of some notable names. Rosemy’s receiving total as a junior bested Rashad Greene’s 943 yards he put up in 2010 and Michael Irvin’s 938 yards he totaled in 1983. It also surpassed Phillip Dorsett’s mark of 907 receiving yards in a season.
Irvin, of course, was a star for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL and is an NFL Hall of Famer. He played for Miami in college. Greene played for Florida State and was a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. Dorsett played for Miami just like Irvin, and he was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft and now plays for the New England Patriots.
Tony Brown is now fifth in St. Thomas Aquinas history in receiving yards in a single season. He ended up playing for the Vols from 2001-04 and totaled 94 receptions for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns for Tennessee.
Right now, there doesn’t appear to be a strong leader in Rosemy’s recruitment, and the Vols’ hiring of Tee Martin as wide receivers coach could help Tennessee here.