2016 Marquill Osborne
Florida, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina
Osborne committed to the Vols on September 6, 2014 after his second visit to Knoxville in as many weeks. Several top programs have continued to pursue him throughout his recruitment, but he remained loyal to Tennessee. Butch Jones announced on Dec. 18 that Osborne has signed his financial aid agreement with the Vols and he enrolled in the spring of 2016.
RTI Average: 3.66 stars
Osborne is a surprisingly physical cornerback for his size who excels when he can get into his man and use his strength to jam or disrupt the route. He has a knack for knowing where the football is and getting his hands on it. That awareness helps him make plays by peeling off of his man and aiding his teammates when the pass doesn’t come his way. His understanding of route concepts allows him to see plays as they develop and react quicker than most other corners. He claims to run his 40-yard dash in the 4.35 range and his film would seem to support such a claim.