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Tennessee Football Entering Important Recruiting Week

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Tennessee football opens fall practice Wednesday as the college football season is getting closer-and-closer. And while all eyes will rightfully be on the 2023 Vols this week as they begin practice, it’s also an important weekend for Tennessee on the recruiting trail.

A pair of top Tennessee recruiting targets will make their college decisions this week. Four-star offensive tackle Bennett Warren is announcing his commitment on Monday and four-star receiver Amari Jefferson is announcing his decision on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Warren ranks as the nation’s 143rd best prep prospect according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-7, 330 pound lineman ranks as the nation’s No. 8 offensive tackle and the No. 25 player in the state of Texas.

The Sugar Land, Texas native is down to a top group that includes Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M with the Vols and Wolverines viewed as his top two options. Warren is the highest ranked offensive lineman remaining on Tennessee’s recruiting board.

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Jefferson ranks as the No. 209 player in the nation, the No. 36 wide receiver in the class of 2024, and the No. 3 player from the state of Tennessee according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Baylor School standout is the top remaining uncommitted player in the Volunteer State.

The 6-foot-1 receiver is down to a top group of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. However, Jefferson’s recruitment is a two-team race between the Crimson Tide and Vols. Jefferson took unofficial visits to both Knoxville and Tuscaloosa in recent days before announcing his college destination.

Tennessee landed five-star receiver Mike Matthews a week and a half ago and is also in the thick of five-star receiver Ryan Wingo’s recruitment.

The Vols’ 2024 recruiting class enters the week ranked No. 9 nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.

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