Tennessee Makes Top Three For Four-Star Receiver

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    Jonathan Echols

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    Florida receiver Traylon Ray released his top three Saturday with Tennessee joining Mississippi State and West Virginia in his top group.

    Tennessee offered Ray in March but has yet to host the Florida native on a visit despite making his top group.

    Ray ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 305 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings.  The Tallahassee native ranks as the No. 60 player in the state of Florida and the No. 39 receiver in the country.

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    Ray is also a low four-star recruit according to the On3 consensus rankings. On3’s in house rankings are even higher on Ray, ranking him as the No. 139 player and No. 21 receiver in the country.

    The four-star recruit comes from a football family. Melvin Ray — Traylon’s uncle — played receiver at Auburn from 2012 to 2015, totaling 569 yards and four touchdowns.

    Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class currently contains two receiver commits: three-star North Carolina native Nathan Leacock and three-star Nashville receiver Nate Spillman.

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    Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class currently has 21 commitments including one five-star and nine four-stars. Josh Heupel’s second full recruiting class ranks 11th nationally in the 247sports team rankings.

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