Vols coaches welcome Jedrick Wills for Rocky Top visit

Can Tennessee go into the back yard of a Southeastern Conference foe to sign an elite blocker? See what Jedrick Wills said about interest in the Volunteers.

Jedrick Wills is an imposing figure that Tennessee coaches would enjoy seeing line up in the trenches donning the orange and white one day.

The Scout four-star prospect would learn under the guidance of assistant coach Don Mahoney if he signed with Tennessee. Continuing to get to know the fourth-year Vols O-line leader was a key element to the Lexington, Kentucky, native’s appearance at Orange Carpet Day.

“I developed my relationship with coach Mahoney for sure and developed a relationship with those guys,” Wills said. “Got to view the campus some and have fun with all the recruits and players."

Standing out to the 6-feet-5, 300-pounder “more than anything just bonding — creating that family relationship that every player needs when they’re going to college."

The No. 1-rated offensive tackle in the Bluegrass State’s 2017 class has 10 schools sticking out, including Tennessee.

“Well I released my top 10 just a few weeks ago,” Wills said, “and they definitely made the top of that. I’m narrowing it down to five, and I like the way things look right now.”

The Lafayette (Ky.) High School blocker was on hand to see eight players verbally commit to Tennessee during OCD at Neyland Stadium.

“It was definitely a gain for the University if Tennessee for sure and it give me something to think about.”

Learn more about Wills’ recruitment to Rocky Top by watching the video above.

InsideTennessee managing editor Danny Parker contributed to this report.

http://www.scout.com/player/195461-jedrick-wills?s=7


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