Five-Star Pass Rusher Announces Tennessee Visit Plans

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    Five-star Chandavian Bradley plans to visit Tennessee next week, the talented pass rusher announced on Twitter Wednesday night.

    Tennessee offered Bradley in February and have made him a priority sense. The May visit will be Bradley’s first ever to Knoxville and is a major step forward in Tennessee’s recruitment of the five-star.

    Bradley ranks a the No. 29 player in the class of 2023 and the No. 4 edge rusher according to the 247sports composite rankings. The two-sport star is the top-player in the state of Missouri, playing his prep football at Platte County High School.

    The 6-foot-5, 210 pound pass rusher hasn’t released a top group but has been on a handful of visits since the NCAA lifted its COVID-19 limitations last June. Bradley took two visits to Kansas State during the 2021 football season, a visit to Iowa State during the season and another in January.

    The five-star pass rusher visited both Missouri and Texas A&M in April and has an official visit to Texas A&M set up for September.

    According to 247sports, Auburn, LSU, USC, Miami, Oregon, Florida State, Washington and South Carolina  are also contenders to land the blue-chip recruit.

    Josh Heupel and defensive line coach Rodney Garner landing the long pass rusher would be a major coup for the Vols, allowing Tennessee to pair of the five-star with blue-chip recruit Caleb Herring. Herring — a Murfreesboro native — is a top 100 recruit and Tennessee’s second highest rated recruit.

    Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class is the nation’s seventh best according to 247sports and the fourth best according to On3.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.