Kinnie has a lot of interest in Tennessee

This is the second trip for one Alabama defensive tackle to Rocky Top. The Gadsden City lineman made the trip to Knoxville for the Florida game, where he left a very impressed young man. "I have never seen that many people at one place in my life before." Go "Inside" to see what else he had to say about UT.

For one Alabama defensive lineman it's all about the school that hasn't offered instead of being about the ones that have.

Gadsden City defensive tackle Jakari Kinnie recently attended a football game at the University of Tennessee; it's his top school - the one that hasn't officially offered yet.

"It would be an easy decision for me if Tennessee offered," Kinnie told InsideTennessee.com Sunday night. "Right now I love Tennessee a lot. I love everything about the school."

Growing up in a small town in Alabama, the crowd at the sold-out Tennessee vs. Florida game appears to have left an impression on the 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive lineman.

"I have never seen that many people in my life," Kinnie said. "It was an electric atmosphere. I couldn't hear myself think in there."

According to Kinnie, he currently holds seven official offers from the likes of Kentucky, Memphis, Western Kentucky, and Jacksonville State.

Kinnie was also impressed with the Vols defensive unit.

"The offense struggled a little," Kinnie said. "The defense really played well, I liked watching Gerald Williams and Chris Walker play on the defensive line, and they leave it all out on the field."

This is Kinnie's second visit to Tennessee and he got a chance to visit with some of the Vol coaching staff after the game.

"I spoke to two or three of their coaches, they were happy I made the trip again," Kinnie said. "They know who I am and we talk about my games and how my season is going for me, etc."

Kinnie is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com.


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