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Five-star wing Justin Edwards is officially visiting Tennessee this weekend for the Arkansas’ game, Pro Insight’s Andrew Slater reported.
Edwards was set to visit Knoxville last weekend for the Auburn game, but had to cancel due to a conflict with his high school schedule.
The 6-foot-7 wing helped lead Imhotep Institute to a Philadelphia Public League title over the past week.
Edwards ranks as the nation’s 16th best player and fifth best small forward in the 2023 recruiting class according to the 247sports composite rankings.
Edwards boasts 19 scholarship offers according to 247sports including from UConn, Kentucky, Auburn, Villanova and LSU.
The five-star recruit has visited two schools since the NCAA lifted its COVID-19 visit restrictions. Edwards unofficially visited Maryland in the summer under former coach Mark Turgeon and officially visited Kentucky this fall.
For the first time since the 2018 signing class, Tennessee struck out on its highly-touted targets in the class of 2022. Edwards remains the Vols only commit after Tennessee struck out on sought after prospects Cason Wallace, Brandon Miller and Dillon Mitchell.
The Vols have been hot after a number of blue-chip recruits in the 2023 class, but Edwards is the first five-star they’ve hosted for a visit.
Tennessee is “checkering” Thompson-Boling Arena for the regular season finale against Arkansas. Tip-off between the Razorbacks and Vols is at noon ET.