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