Wilson dubs Vols 'team to beat'

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Glendale Community College wide receiver Demetrius Wilson used his first official visit for a trip to Tennessee this weekend.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, came away clearly impressed with what he saw in Knoxville.

"It was great," Wilson told InsideTennessee. "I had an awesome time, relax and getting to chill with most of the teammates and stuff.

"This place is great. The weather is nice. The people are nice. The stadium is just fantastic. I just love the way how everyone supports the Ts and becoming a Vol."

Despite the great time, the receiver did not commit to the Vols and plans on using two more visits — Arkansas on Jan. 21 and Arizona on Jan. 28. As things currently stand, the Hogs and Wildcats join Tennessee in Wilson's final three. However, one school has set itself apart just three weeks to National Signing Day on Feb. 1.

"Tennessee is definitely the team to beat," Wilson said.

Leading Tennessee's efforts to land the junior college player are offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw. Chaney visited with Wilson during the fall and has developed a good relationship with the player.

"He is a great guy, love to be around him," Wilson said. "Always cracking jokes, having a little smile on his face. It was always good for him to be around and then just bring out the best of you."

Derek Dooley and staff have let the receiver know his great hands, route running ability and footwork would really be a plus for the Tennessee offense next season.

Wilson plans on announcing his decision on signing day following his final two official visits.

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