Every high school prospect gets five official visits.
Every year visits occur earlier, allowing prospects to visit their respective schools for a game day experience.
For Ft Lauderdale running back Gio Bernard his visit to Rocky Top will be one he won't soon forget.
"It was a really good visit," Bernard told InsideTennessee.com. "I got the chance to meet all the coaching staff; I got the opportunity to visit with a lot of the current team."
The one thing that stood out the most to Bernard was the unity of the Tennessee coaching staff.
"I didn't realize how great this coaching staff is," Bernard said. "This one of the most talented staffs in the country, their chemistry and unity is great."
Bernard got to experience most of the Tennessee traditions including the Vol Walk, and the game day experience at Rocky Top.
"The game was a heartbreaker," Bernard explained. "I really thought they should have won the game. The fan base is beyond amazing, we had great seats. Wow what an experience."
Bernard accompanied two of his team mates who also took official visits to Tennessee this past weekend. One is already committed to the Vols in the nation's top kicker Michael Palardy.
"Michael and I are real good friends," Bernard said. "It would always be good to have a friend already on the team I choose."
Where does Tennessee stand for Bernard?
"I really like them a lot," Bernard said. "They are definitely one of my top schools right now. There is something that really intrigues me about Tennessee."
Bernard is a four star running back rated by Scout.com and is the No. 12 overall running back in the nation.