Dynamic WR Lists Vols Among Top Teams

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    The Vols continue to go after several wide receivers in the 2020 class as they look to bolster their numbers at the position moving forward. One of their targets listed his top schools on Twitter, and Tennessee was included.

    Kentron Poitier, a wideout who plays for Miami Palmetto in Miami, Florida, released his list of top six schools in his recruitment on his Twitter account. The Vols made the cut along with Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Louisville, and Syracuse.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver is the No. 562 overall prospect, No. 103 wide receiver, and No. 82 player in the state of Florida in the 2020 class. Despite his somewhat lower ranking, he’s picked up offers from some notable programs. Schools like Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Michigan, Miami, and Oregon have all extended offers to him along with the teams in his top six.

    Poitier got an offer from Tennessee back on February 25th, and he visited UT’s campus for a camp on June 8th. He made an unofficial visit to Miami a few days later and followed that up with a trip to Florida’s campus. Syracuse has been the most active in his recruitment thus far.

    On the field, Poitier shows off a great catch radius and has a myriad of skills at his disposal. He has great speed for his size, and he displays good instincts. Poitier also has some solid footwork skills and already seems to have a firm grasp on what it takes to be a successful wideout other than just using his raw ability. He knows when to jump to high point the ball, and he makes catches that are nearly impossible to defend.

    As a junior last season, Poitier totaled 29 receptions for 538 yards and eight touchdowns, giving him an 18.6 yard per catch average. He’s also a stellar basketball player for Miami Palmetto, as he averaged 14.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 2.0 blocks a game as a sophomore according to MaxPreps.

    Tennessee currently has a commitment from one projected wide receiver and an athlete who may fit in there as well. Three-star athlete Jimmy Calloway will likely play wide receiver in college, and in-state athlete Darion Williamson has the option of playing wideout or on defense.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.