Pickens-type WR lists UT

A receiver with Carl Pickens' size, speed and background is looking at the University of Tennessee.

Like ex-Vol Pickens, Josh Briscoe stands 6-feet-3. Like Pickens, he hails from North Carolina. Whereas Pickens was from Murphy, Briscoe is from Burns High School in Lawndale.

Like Pickens, Briscoe has 4.5 speed over 40 yards. And, like Pickens, Briscoe is coveted by a lot of major colleges. He already has scholarship offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Duke, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

Briscoe, who caught 44 passes for 726 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior last fall, recently told Steve Williams of StateFans.com that he's wide open as far as his college options.

In an earlier interview with TheInsiders network, Briscoe showed that his self-esteem is as well developed as his football skills.

''I get yards after the catch and I can make people miss,'' he said. ''I have great hands and I'm real good at reading coverages.''

He's real good at attracting attention from college recruiters, as well.

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