Tennessee football continues to look into the future for recruiting. The Volunteers now appear to have offered two prospects for the 2021 class.
Tennessee football made a recruiting splash on Monday when news broke that they had gone to the northeast, Washington state to be exact, to offer a scholarship to Julien Simon…an athlete for the 2021 class. Well, Simon isn’t the only 2021 player they’re pursuing now.
The Vols reportedly offered another prospect in that class, three years down the road, and this one is back in the South. Jeremy Pruitt and co. offered Louisiana wide receiver Theodore Knox, who announced the news on Twitter.
Knox noted that Tennessee football is the first SEC school to offer him. He doesn’t have a Rivals page yet, but according to 247Sports, he is also fielding offers currently from the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, the SMU Mustangs and Southern University.
A 5’11” 175-pound prospect, Knox comes from Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge, La. He hasn’t yet received any ratings from major recruiting services, but he does have a highlight reel that can give us an idea of the type of player he might be. Here’s a look at that highlight reel.
As you can see, he already has tremendous breakaway speed and is pretty shifty. The guy can make the right turns on curl routes and catch deep balls as well. And this is all against Louisiana talent, which is among the most elite high school football talent in the nation.
At his current size, Knox would likely already be a star receiver in college. But there’s a chance he could add a few more inches. If that happens, and if he maintains his speed and agility in the process while picking up some muscle, he could become unstoppable.
Tennessee football offering two players for 2021 may be a bit unconventional at this point. But both players, in different parts of the country, have already demonstrated amazing athletic talent. So they could eventually become breakout superstars if things go their way in the future. And that’s why the Vols need a head start in recruiting them.