Big recruiting day yields positive results for Tennessee
Tennessee rolled out the orange carpet Saturday in hopes of gaining traction on a handful of prospects scheduled to be in attendance and the visit seemed to do just that. The Vols made headway with two blue chip recruits from the South Region who are being sought by some of the most successful college football programs in the country.
Kyle Davis, a Scout four-star wide receiver who ranks as the No. 33 overall prospect in the 2016 class, said Butch Jones and his staff have begun to set themselves apart in his recruitment process. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound rising senior with 4.63 40-yard-dash speed got further acquainted with Tennessee quarterback commit Jarrett Guarantano and seemed to enjoy the social aspect of the visit.
“They stand out a lot,” Davis said about Tennessee's staff. “They’re very energetic and I like that. It fits my personality as well.”
He was joined by Scout four-star running back and Clemson commit Tavien Feaster. A fellow rising senior and the No. 2 running back in the country, Feaster has been solid on the in-state Tigers for months now but his visit to Knoxville changed things about his recruitment.
“Georgia is in the mix a little bit but most definitely Tennessee and Clemson are my top schools right now,” Feaster said. “After this visit, I most definitely have to re-evaluate everything I’ve thought about Tennessee."
With fall camp on the horizon, Butch Jones and his staff have laid the foundation on two of the biggest names in the 2016 class and are hoping their momentum will continue when football season begins in September.