6’3″ 195 pounds
One of the many elite commitments Jeremy Pruitt secured last summer as Tennessee football’s recruiting class reached as high as No. 2 nationally at one point, Kaemen Marley stands out among all of those players in that he decided to stay through all the turmoil. Initially expected to be a star in the secondary, Josh Heupel is running him at wide receiver.
Given the potential of Marley, Heupel wouldn’t move him there unless he saw immediate value. Then you look at the roster, and you can see that the main receivers generating all the hype right now are smaller guys, in particular Velus Jones Jr. and Jalin Hyatt.
Heupel needs at least one elite, go-to pure wideout who can use size as an advantage in the passing game. Ramel Keyton has shown promise on that front, and Cedric Tillman stood out in the spring. Marley, however, could fill that void as well.
The graduate of North Carolina’s Eastern Randolph High School could become a surprise offensive weapon for the Vols this year once he’s put out on the field. Heupel didn’t start him out at wide receiver for no reason. With an opening at wideout, don’t be surprised if he fills the void.