Las Vegas WR has interest in Tennessee

Things aren't normally slow in Las Vegas. For wide receiver Garic Wharton, summer is heating up, he is hoping his recruitment will follow suit. One school that is showing a lot of interest but hasn't offered yet is the University of Tennessee. Go inside to see where the Vols stack up for this Las Vegas athlete.

Things aren't normally slow in Las Vegas.

For wide receiver Garic Wharton, summer is heating up, he is hoping his recruitment will follow suit.

"Right now it's a little slow," Wharton told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday. "I have five offers right now, it's the ones I don't have that I'm hoping and waiting for."

One of those schools that falls into that category is the University of Tennessee.

"I spoke to one of their coaches a couple of weeks ago," Wharton said. "They seem very interested, they want me to come to one of their summer camps so that they can see me in person, before offering. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it there or not, I'm going to try to."

Currently Wharton is holding official offers from UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Nebraska and Arizona.

According to Wharton he has a lot of interest in the Volunteer Football Program.

"I would love to play in the SEC," Wharton said. "It's one of the most competitive conferences in the country. I want to be a part of something special and I think Coach Lane Kiffin is building that at UT."

Something else that intrigues Wharton about the Vols and being coached by Kiffin is the fact he and his family are avid Oakland Raider fans.

"To be coached by a former Raider head coach would be awesome," Wharton said. "He knows what it takes to get his players to the league."

Wharton has been watching Kiffin for a while.

"I think he can change the University of Tennessee in a national powerhouse like he helped do at USC,' Wharton explained. "That's the kind of program I want to be a part of."

Wharton is listed at 5-foot-11 and 165-pounds, according to the standout wide out he runs the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds.


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