Tennessee is looking to add at least one tight end in their 2021 recruiting class. The Vols are targeting several prospects at the position, and one of the recruits on their board just included UT in his list of top teams.
Four-star tight end Terrance Ferguson out of Littleton, Colorado, tweeted out his top 10 schools on Wednesday, and Tennessee made the cut along with Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Washington, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Arizona State.
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— Terrance Ferguson (@Tf3four) March 25, 2020
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Ferguson is the No. 296 overall prospect and No. 12 tight end in the 2021 cycle.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound athlete plays for Heritage High School and is one of the highest-rated prospects in the state of Colorado. Tennessee first extended an offer to Ferguson back on November 19, 2019. Ferguson holds over two dozen offers, but he’ll be focusing mostly on the 10 schools on his list.
Ferguson is a versatile offensive weapon who primarily lines up out wide as a wide receiver but also is utilized as a running back at times for Heritage. The big-bodied receiver already has great body control and is faster than you’d expect, mostly due to his long strides as he runs. Ferguson already has a good foundation of route running skills, and he’s very dangerous in jump ball situations.
As a junior last season, Ferguson caught 54 passes for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding 236 rushing yards and two scores on 30 carries per MaxPreps. In two recorded seasons at Heritage, Ferguson has racked up 123 receptions for 1,901 yards and 20 touchdowns. He’s totaled 24 touchdowns in 22 games, adding two rushing and two passing scores as well.
The Vols have several tight ends targeted in the 2021 cycle, with Ferguson being one of their top choices. In-state four-star Hudson Wolfe, four-star Moliki Matavao, and three-star Miles Campbell are a few other tight ends on UT’s board.
Tennessee currently has seven prospects committed to them in their 2021 class, but none are from projected tight ends.