Four-star defensive end Garrald McDowell could be hearing from the Vols soon in order to bolster an inexperienced defensive front, but it will be a tough sell.
"I've had a lot of pressure from people around me, you know, friends and coaches and stuff," McDowell told InsideTennessee. "But I've narrowed everything down and it feels good. Both programs are really great and both have great caches. So I can't go wrong wherever I end up. I love both their D-line coaches. It'll be a tough choice."
McDowell said he's set on his finalists and isn't looking back.
He did, however, hand out several compliments to the Vols and hinted that there wasn't enough room in the 2014 class at the time he was interested in taking his talents to Knoxville.
"Tennessee was up there, and you know, it's a really good school," the 6-foot-1, 255-pounder said. "They have really great recruits coming in and I like all their coaches. They just didn't have enough room in that class, you know, that 2014 class is filled with a bunch of solid guys.