Three-star in-state athlete includes Vols amongst list of favorites

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    Tennessee is in the top nine for three-star dual-threat quarterback Destin Wade, he announced on social media Tuesday afternoon. Penn State, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Kentucky, Arizona State, West Virginia and Virginia joined the Vols on the list of favorites for Wade.

    “Top 9 … (recruitment still open),” Destin Wade added. “Thank you God for your blessings.”

    Wade is ranked as the No. 368 overall player and the 11th-best dual-threat quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Summit High School product in Spring Hill, Tennessee is considered the 14th-best player from the Volunteer State.

    The 6-foot-3, 205 lbs. athlete holds over 15 scholarship offers, five of which are from SEC schools. Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt have all offered him, along with Arizona State, Baylor, Cincinnati, Louisville, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech, amongst others.

    Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee coaching staff offered the Wade twins on Feb. 1 of last year. The Vols were Wade’s third SEC offer as they followed Kentucky and Texas A&M to extend a scholarship.

    Tennessee does not currently have anybody committed in the class of 2022. It just signed the No. 16 overall 2021 recruiting class in the country after receiving a commitment from junior college offensive tackle Jeremiah Crawford on National Signing Day.

    The Vols signed just one linebacker in four-star inside linebacker Aaron Willis in the class of 2021. They signed two edge rushers in four-star Dylan Brooks and three-star junior college prospect Byron Young. Brooks has since asked out of his National Letter of Intent following Pruitt’s firing.