This Saturday, March 2nd is shaping up to be a huge recruiting weekend for Tennessee’s football and basketball teams alike. On the football side, this weekend marks another big Junior Day event, and there are several highly-rated prospects in the 2020 and 2021 classes expected in town. One of those recruits tweeted out his intent to come to Knoxville on Monday.
Four-star wide receiver Kris Abrams-Draine out of Spanish Fort, Alabama tweeted out on Monday morning that he plans to take a visit to Tennessee this weekend. It’ll be the first time he’s visited UT in a while. He also tagged Tennessee wide receivers coach Tee Martin in a subsequent tweet, and Martin retweeted Abrams-Draine’s tweet about visiting.
Tennessee Saturday #GBO ?
— Kris Abrams-Draine? (@KD1ERA) February 25, 2019
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Abrams-Draine is the No. 301 overall player and No. 61 wide receiver in the 2020 class. He recently included the Vols in his list of top 10 schools, though he’s been committed to LSU for over a year now.
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Abrams-Draine committed to the Tigers back in March of 2018. LSU offered him on March 1st, he visited March 3rd, and he committed to them March 7th. He did unofficially visit Tennessee back in April of last year, so he does have a relationship with UT’s coaching staff beyond just receiving an offer from them. And it’s clear that he and Tee Martin have also developed a relationship.
The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver also holds offers from Oregon, Florida, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Ole Miss among other schools.
You can’t teach speed, and Abrams-Draine certainly has that. He uses that exceptional speed to separate from defenders and make some explosive plays for Spanish Fort. He’s also good at timing his jumps precisely and bringing in difficult catches. He has very strong hands and plays bigger than what he is. He still needs to polish his route running, but he’s far from unskilled there.
As a junior, Abrams-Draine played a variety of roles for Spanish Fort and ended up with nearly 1,000 total yards of offense and scored 14 total touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 44 passes for 584 yards and 11 scores.
Tennessee is expected to host a number of recruits over the weekend, and we will update as more names become available.