Josh Sweat

JoshSweatDefensive End
6-5, 235 pounds
Cheasepeake, Va. (Oscar Smith)

Top Offers
Florida State, Georgia, Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn

Sweat visited Knoxville in early June and came away impressed. And though the Vols are serious contenders for him, Sweat is one of the top recruits in the nation at any position and landing him would be an upset at this point. The home-state Hokies and Florida State are the teams to watch right now. Update: Committed to Florida State

 Ratings ★★★★★ ★★★★
247Sports: ★★★ ★★

RTI Average: 5-stars


Sweat might be the best pure pass rusher in this class. He’s built more like an outside linebacker at this point, but his athleticism allows him to dominate at the high school level. He had 22 sacks as a junior and should only improve going forward as he gains more strength.

It’s still somewhat of a dream scenario at this point for the Vols, but adding Sweat to this year’s class and combining all of that with the young talent brought in last year would completely reshape the future of their defensive line.