Jerry Jeudy has so many offers right now it may be easier to count the schools who haven’t issued him a scholarship invitation.
The Scout four-star wide receiver boasts over 20 offers from some of the most prestigious programs in the country, including Alabama, Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Tennessee.
The Vols jumped on Jeudy early in the process, offering the class of 2017 prospect last June. Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni has been involved in his competitive recruitment process that has schools from across the country posturing for the top spot on his list to acquire his heavily desired talents.
“I talk to (Azzanni),” Jeudy told InsideTennessee. “He was telling me I’m a good player and he wants me to become a Vol. They tell me I’ve got very good speed. I’m a good route runner.”
The Deerfield Beach, Florida, native has visited countless schools since the letters started pouring in, with his latest trip coming on the Plains at Auburn. But unlike Gus Malzahn’s prolific aerial attack, some of the more traditional ground-and-pound offenses in the hunt for his letter of intent signature may be weeded out as Jeudy searches for a team that likes to air it out.
“I’m looking for a school that runs a spread offense,” he said. “I want a school that will throw the ball.”
Butch Jones and his staff thrilled Jeudy, who has visited Tennessee, when he found out he was being offered. It wasn’t just another scalp to put on the wall, either. The Vols are certainly vying for his 6-1, 175-pound frame and Velcro-like hands.
“I was very excited when I got that offer. It changed a lot,” he said. “It was very nice. The facilities were wonderful.”
The Florida native was clear in saying distance is not a factor but did indicate there is at least some interest in staying in state. Jeudy gave a rough timetable of the summer going into his senior season for when he will possibly make his decision, but until then he’ll visit as many of the schools on his offer list as possible and comb through the pros and cons to settle on the right fit.
As a university known across the country as Wide Receiver U, Tennessee should have more than just a puncher’s chance at one of the fastest rising wide outs in the 2017 class.
“I just want a school that produces NFL receivers,” Jeudy said. “It’s very hard because all these schools are very good schools.”