Demarcus Gregory had a fruitful return trip to Tennessee’s campus.
The Duncan, South Carolina, native made his way to Rocky Top for a junior day recruiting event Saturday.
“It went pretty good,” Gregory told InsideTennessee. “I like the campus. I like the people around here.”
Zach Azzanni had been the point man on Gregory’s recruitment to Tennessee but has since left to take the wide receivers coaching position with the Chicago Bears. Butch Jones added Kevin Beard to his staff shortly thereafter.
Tennessee is the Byrnes (S.C.) High School pass catcher’s 21st offer, pulling the trigger Saturday while Gregory was on campus. The Palmetto State native said getting the offer made him “excited.”
“I talked to the offensive coordinator (Larry Scott). He said he wanted to offer me and that he likes the way I play and to keep in touch,” Gregory said.
The Volunteers are the 6-foot-3, 194-pounder’s sixth offer from the Southeastern Conference.
When it’s all said and done and Gregory trims his list of top schools, he said Tennessee is “going to be at the top.” He doesn’t yet have an order of favorite schools but the Big Orange is definitely in the hunt.
“I just like the atmosphere and how the coaches are straight up with you,” Gregory said. “They’ll be honest with you, and I like that about them.”
The receiver with 4.60 speed said he covets “playing time and getting my education and somewhere where my family can come see me play” in deciding where his collegiate home will be.
Saturday was not Gregory’s first time in Knoxville. He was at Neyland Stadium in October to see the Volunteers host Alabama.
“It was wild, I liked it a lot,” said Gregory, who plans to return for the Orange & White game in April as well as a camp and likely another game in the fall.
Up next are trips to Florida, Florida State and Oklahoma for recruiting trips.