Four-star class of 2024 linebacker Edwin Spillman is unofficially visiting Tennessee for this weekend’s junior day, the Nashville native announced Thursday.
I will be at the University of Tennessee this weekend! @coachjoshheupel @luc_brian @CoachTimBanks @Vol_Football @LAmustangFB pic.twitter.com/HrtbEQxyjL
— Edwin Spillman (@ESpillman13) January 12, 2023
The top player in the Volunteer State in the 2024 recruiting cycle, Spillman is the younger brother of Tennessee signee Nate Spillman and one of the Vols’ top targets on the defensive side of the ball.
Spillman ranks as the No. 98 player and No. 10 linebacker in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound linebacker helped lead Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy to a state championship in his junior season.
The Lipscomb standout hasn’t cut down his list of 29 suitors down but his visit history indicates Tennessee is the leader in Spillman’s recruitment. Spillman took four visits to Tennessee in 2022 including for the Vols’ wins over Florida and Alabama.
The only two other program’s Spillman visited during the season were Ohio State and Ole Miss— visiting both once.
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Spillman returning to Tennessee for his first visit in 2023 is a good indicator of where Josh Heupel and his staff land in the talented linebacker’s recruitment.
While Spillman’s older brother Nate is soon to be a Vol, the family connection isn’t the only one Edwin has to Tennessee. High school teammate and four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley committed to Tennessee in October.
Tennessee is hosting an incredibly deep and talented list of players in the 2024 recruiting class this weekend including five-star receiver Ryan Wingo.
After signing a fringe top 10 class in the 2023 cycle, Heupel and Tennessee are looking for more in 2024. The Vols’ 2024 recruiting class currently contains three commits and ranks 12th nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.