As the dead period comes to an end in college athletics, we’ve started to see an upward trend in prospects lining up for official visits. This means players can officially visit a campus for the first time since the pandemic began. It will almost certainly look like the wild wild west around most colleges beginning on June 1st.
Rick Barnes and his staff are taking every advantage they can to get high-profile prospects to Knoxville one it begins. On Monday, one local basketball star made it official. BJ Edwards, who plays at Knox Catholic and on the Bobby Maze AAU team, has scheduled his official visit for June 8th.
According to the 247 rankings, Edwards is the No. 82 prospect in the class of 2022, coming in as the 4th best player in Tennessee. The 6-foot-3 point guard has really started to earn the eye of multiple prominent basketball programs around the country.
He won’t be the only star in town that weekend, as 5-Star PF Brandon Miller will also take a visit to Knoxville. Miller plays basketball at Cane Ridge High School, in Antioch, Tennessee. At 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, Brandon has compiled an offer list that will make his recruitment very interesting, but it’s a strong positive that Rick Barnes and his staff are getting him on campus.
This past Thursday night, Edwards scored 33 points in an AAU game against one of the top teams on the circuit, in front of a packed house at Knox Catholic.
This will continue to be a recruitment for Tennessee fans to keep an eye on, as the Vols continue to work on getting Edwards in Orange. Rick Barnes and his staff are working on putting together another stellar class, which is starting to become the norm.