Top Wide Receiver in South Carolina Sets Visit to Tennessee

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    The top-ranked wide receiver from the state of South Carolina in the class of 2024 has announced an upcoming visit to Knoxville. On Monday evening, Mazeo Bennett made the announcement that he would be visiting the Tennessee football program this Saturday, July 30.

    While Tennessee is still working on building their class of 2023, the Vols have also gotten out to an excellent jump start on the class of 2024 this summer as well. The Vols already have two commitments to the class of 2024 in five-star EDGE Jonathan Echols and three-star EDGE Carson Gentle. Now, after two strong pieces for Rodney Garney’s defensive unit in the trenches, Tennessee will look to impress an offensive weapon while in Knoxville this weekend.

    Bennett ranks as a four-star prospect across all four major recruiting publishers – ESPN, 247, On3, and Rivals. Additionally, according to On3’s consensus rankings, Bennett is the No. 213 prospect nationally, the No. 17 ATH in the class, and the No. 3 player from the state of South Carolina.

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    The six-foot, 165-pound wide receiver currently plays for his hometown team of Greenville High School. According to Max Preps, Bennett ended his sophomore season at Greenville with 661 yards and five touchdowns on just 25 receptions in 12 games. Bennett averaged an impressive 26.4 yards per reception as just a sophomore.

    Mazeo Bennett has been collecting scholarship offers here in the early stages of his 2024 recruitment. So far, Bennett has 17 scholarship offers including  Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida State, Penn State, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

     

    In late May, Bennett took his first trip to Knoxville. Bennett posted a video to Twitter of himself going through the Peyton Manning Room on Tennessee’s campus.

    Now, according to his post on Monday night, Mazeo Bennett is ready to see what else the Tennessee program has in store this weekend.

    Currently, according to On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine, Tennessee still does have some ground to make up. South Carolina leads Bennett’s recruitment at 31.1 percent, followed by North Carolina at 20.5 percent, Tennessee at 11.9 percent, and Georgia at 5.2 percent.

    Class of 2024 four-star wide receiver Mazeo Bennett will be in Knoxville for a visit with the Tennessee football program this upcoming weekend.

    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.