Tennessee target Kellen Diesch recaps official visit to Knoxville

One of the top offensive tackles in the Lone Star State recapped an official visit to Knoxville with InsideTennessee. Sign in to read about Scout four-star prospect Kellen Diesch.

Kellen Diesch has a major decision to make.

Will the 6-foot-7 offensive tackle leave the Lone Star State to play at Tennessee? The Volunteers have been all in on the prospect with immense upside and hosted him on an official visit over the weekend.

"I'm a great fit for the program and the coaches and players and everything," Diesch told InsideTennessee.

The Scout four-star prospect saw the Volunteers take down No. 19 Georgia 38-31 and said he took note of "how they overcame a 21-point deficit. That was impressive how they came together and rallied."

The Trophy Club, Texas, resident got a glimpse of what the future of Big Orange football could be like as coach Butch Jones is just in his third year at the helm and led Tennessee to a TaxSlayer Bowl victory in January.

"They're a great program and in a few years they're going to be really good just because of the type of players that they're brining in," Diesch said.

Diesch, whose mother joined him on the trip, sat down with Jones once again.

"He's a great guy, great guy. He's a great coach," the Scout No. 25 offensive tackle in the 2016 class said.

Next to Diesch in the front row of Tennessee's recruiting section Saturday was Vols commit and four-star offensive tackle Ryan Johnson of Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy.

"He's a great guy and a good person to be around," Diesch said. "He's a great teammate."

Diesch said he is "open" with his recruitment after being a one-time Arkansas commit. Baylor and Texas are two schools mentioned to be heavy in on the blocker.

No timeline has been set for when he will make a final decision on where he will play his college football.

"I don't know yet," he said. "I don't have any (further official visit) plans yet."

"Maybe" and "hopefully" were used by the Scout No. 4-ranked offensive tackle in Texas in regards to another visit to Knoxville.

Diesch will not graduate from Byron Nelson High School in December and plans are to sign a National Letter of Intent in February.


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