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Three-Star Instate Receiver Commits To Tennessee Football

Photo via Dodson’s Instagram/ @joakimdodson1_

Three-star receiver Joakim Dodson committed to Tennessee football over Cincinnati, Indiana and Missouri on Saturday afternoon.

Dodson picked the Vols after taking visits to all four of his contenders in the last month. The 6-foot, 178-pound receiver visited Tennessee last weekend for the Vols’ early February Junior Day and decided to pull the trigger shortly afterward.

A Collierville, Tennessee native, Dodson ranks as a three-star recruit and the No. 546 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. Dodson also ranks as the 80th best receiver and 15th best player in the state of Tennessee in the 2025 recruiting cycle.

Dodson stars for Colliersville High School where he landed on The Daily Memphian‘s All-Metro team and on the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Associations 6A All-State team.

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The star receiver caught 52 passes for 918 yards and eight touchdowns during his junior season and also added one rushing and one passing touchdown while leading the Dragons to an 8-4 record. Colliersville lost to future state champion Houston in the second round of the TSSAA 6A Playoffs.

Dodson becomes Tennessee football’s sixth commit in the 2025 recruiting cycle and its first receiver commit. The Vols are also pursuing a number of highly touted receivers including star instate athlete Cameron Sparks. The Chattanooga native included the Vols in his top six earlier this week.

Landing Dodson is another strong step in Josh Heupel and his staff’s hopes to lock down the top talent in the Volunteer State in the 2025 recruiting cycle. Dodson is the Vols’ second instate commit in the cycle joining the state’s top player— five-star quarterback George MacIntyre.

Landing Dodson boosts Tennessee’s recruiting class from No. 12 to No. 10 nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.

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