Tennessee Football Spring Recruiting Timeline

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    The last two months for Tennessee football in the recruiting world have been a momentum-filled whirlwind. While gearing up for the second year of the Josh Heupel era, Tennessee is working hard to bolster its future classes with the top talent in the nation.

    Below is a timeline, starting in March, documenting the most significant events that have happened in the Tennessee recruiting world this spring.

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    March

    • Mar. 4
      • Four-star ’24 WR Jordan Anderson unofficially visits Tennessee
    • Mar. 5
      • Four-star S DaKaari Nelson visits Tennessee
    • Mar. 6
      • Three-star WR Nate Spillman commits to Tennessee
    • Mar. 9
      • Powell HS three-star WR Ayden Greene includes Tennessee in Top 10
    • Mar. 15
      • Five-star WR Carnell Tate includes Tennessee in Top 5
    • Mar. 16
      • Five-star QB Nico Iamaleava includes Tennessee in Top 5
    • Mar. 21
      • Five-star QB Nico Iamaleava commits to Tennessee
    • Mar. 23
      • Four-star OL Lucas Simmons includes Tennessee in Top 12
    • Mar. 25
      • Four-star RB Treyaun Webb includes Tennessee in Top 5
    • Mar. 26
      • USC transfer WR Bru McCoy visits Tennessee
    • Mar. 29
      • Four-star OL Brycen Sanders includes Tennessee in Top 4
    • Mar. 30
      • (NEW) Four-star OL Brycen Sanders takes unofficial visit to Tennessee.

    April

    • Apr. 9
      • Tennessee hosts a recruiting weekend during the Vols’ 2022 spring scrimmage
      • Notable attendees: Kyler Kasper, Nico Iamaleava, Lucas Simmons, Slyvester Smith, Madden Iamaleava, Jack Luttrell, Carnell Tate, Rico Walker, Jordan Anderson, Treyaun Webb, Mikey Matthews, Huron Scooter Jackson, and 2024’s Ian Moore.
    • Apr. 11
      • Three-star EDGE Nathan Robinson commits to Tennessee
    • Apr. 15
      • Knoxville Catholic three-star ATH Trevor Duncan commits to Tennessee
    • Apr. 17
      • Four-star WR Kyler Kasper chooses Oregon over Tennessee
    • Apr. 19
      • Four-star EDGE Caleb Herring commits to Tennessee
    • Apr. 20
      • UCF WR Jaylon Robinson enters the transfer portal
    • Apr. 22
      • Tennessee offensive lineman James Robinson enters the transfer portal
    • Apr. 23
      • Tennessee linebacker Eunique Valentine enters the transfer portal
    • Apr. 25
      • Nashville native and Ohio State DB Andre Turrentine enters the transfer portal
      • Four-star S Dakaari Nelson includes Tennessee in Top 6
    • Apr. 26
      • Four-star DB Slyvester Smith commits to Tennessee
    • Apr. 27
      • Tennessee tight end Julian Nixon enters the transfer portal
      • Five-star CB Tony Mitchell adds Tennessee to his “Top Schools” list
      • Four-star DE James Heard Jr includes Tennessee in his Top 4
    • Apr. 29
      • Tennessee linebacker Aaron Willis enters the transfer portal
      • Former Tennessee and Michigan State linebacker Quavaris Crouch enters the transfer portal

    May

    • May 1
      • Deadline to enter the transfer portal and retain immediate eligibility for fall and winter sports
      • Four-star OT Ian Reed includes Tennessee in Top 10
      • Four-star DL Sydir Mitchell includes Tennessee in Top 9
    • May 2
      • Ohio State transfer DB Andre Turrentine commits to Tennessee
    • May 3
      • USC transfer WR Bru McCoy commits to Tennessee
    • May 4
      • Powell HS WR Ayden Greene includes Tennessee in Top 5
      • ETSU transfer DL Austin Lewis commits to Tennessee
    • May 6-8
      • Former UCF WR Jaylon Robinson is in Knoxville for a visit
    • May 7
      • Hutchinson C.C. (JUCO) WR Malik Benson includes Tennessee in Top 5
    • May 11
      • Four-star WR Devin Hyatt includes Tennessee in Top 4
    • May 12
      • Four-star LB CJ Allen sets visit to Tennessee for June.
    • May 14
      • Class of 2024 four-star CB Kaleb Beasley (Lipscomb Academy in Nashville) sets visit to Tennessee
    • May 15
      • Tennessee QB commit Nico Iamaleava set to participate in Elite 11 in Nashville
    • May 15
      • UCF transfer wide receiver Jaylon Robinson set to announce commitment – Chose Ole Miss over Tennessee
    • May 15
      • Class of 2024 four-star LB Edwin Spillman (Lipscomb Academy in Nashville) sets visit to Tennessee
      • Four-star EDGE Rico Walker includes Tennessee in Top 11
      • Three-star RB Parker Jenkins includes Tennessee in Top 12
    • May 16
      • Class of 2025 linebacker Ezekiel Marcelin receives scholarship offer from Tennessee
    • Late May
      • (NEW) Five-star DL Chandavian Bradley projected visit to Tennessee
    • May 27
      • Four-star OT Lucas Simmons projected visit with Tennessee
      • Four-star OL Brycen Sanders projected visit with Tennessee
    • May 28
      • Four-star 2024 CB Kaleb Beasley projected visit with Tennessee
      • Four-star 2024 LB Edwin Spillman projected visit with Tennessee

    June

    • June 17
      • (NEW) Three-star CB Rickey Gibson III projected visit to Tennessee
    • June 18
      • Four-star RB Treyaun Webb projected visit with Tennessee
    • June 23
      • Four-star OL Brycen Sanders scheduled commitment date
    • June 24
      • Three-star DB John Slaughter III projected visit with Tennessee
      • Four-star DL Hunter Osborne projected visit with Tennessee
      • Four-star LB CJ Allen scheduled visit with Tennessee
      • (NEW) Four-star TE and Tennessee commit Ethan Davis scheduled official visit with Tennessee
    • June 30
      • Four-star RB Treyaun Webb scheduled commitment date

    July

    • July 9
      • Four-star LB CJ Allen scheduled commitment date

    December

    • Dec. 21-23
      • Division I Football Early Signing Period begins

    *Star rankings and dates via 247 Sports
    *This timeline will continue to update throughout the spring

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.