Georgia athlete KingJoseph Edwards is visiting Tennessee for the Akron game on Sept. 17, the four-star recruit announced Tuesday night.
— KingJoseph Edwards (@KingjosephE) August 24, 2022
On top of his first name actually being KingJoseph, Edwards is one of the top players in the class of 2024 as he enters his junior year at Buford High School.
Edwards ranks as a four-star recruit and the the No. 33 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings and as the No. 12 player in the country according to 247sports in house rankings.
The 6-foot-4, 242-pound prospect plays both tight end and defensive end in high school and could play either position in college.
Edwards did tag Tennessee defensive analyst Levorn Harbin in his Tweet announcing he is visiting Knoxville. Harbin works with the Vols’ defensive lineman in practice and could hint that Tennessee likes Edwards on the defensive side of the ball.
One of Tennessee’s two commits in the 2024 recruiting class — five-star athlete Jonathan Echols — is a similar prospect to Edwards and plays both tight end and defensive end at IMG Academy. The early signs point to the Georgia native playing tight end in Knoxville.
Edwards’ September trip to Knoxville will be his second ever after unofficially visiting Tennessee in June. The blue-chip recruit was busy taking visits this spring and summer, seeing Alabama, Arkansas, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
The Georgia native was a frequent visitor in Athens, seeing UGA three times since the Bulldogs offered him in February.
Tennessee’s two commit 2023 recruiting class ranks as the nation’s 10th best according to 247sports team rankings.