Before the good news (officially) came down about Wanya Morris, Tennessee and Jeremy Pruitt were busy trying to make some headway with key in-state targets. The in-state talent continues to grow and this coaching staff is going to have to start building that fence around the borders once again.
Trey Knox, Adonis Otey and Woodi Washington were each in Knoxville yesterday, as you can see below from this tweet from Otey.
Enjoyed my day at UT and talk with Coach Pruitt pic.twitter.com/aKNBAvQHPP— Adonis Otey CLAMP❌CREW (@d1dizzle) May 1, 2018
Each of the three prospects are four-star recruits, according to 247 Sports.
Trey Knox is the highest ranked of the three, checking in as the 5th ranked recruit in the state of Tennessee. The 6-3, 202 pound receiver is drawing big interest from Ohio State, who seems to hold a lead at this point. The Buckeyes beat out Tennessee for Blackman High School’s Master Teague last year, a now former teammate of Knox.
Woodi Washington is a top 200 player and another top ten prospect out of Tennessee. The Oakland High School cornerback has unofficially visited Louisville, Notre Dame and Florida State over the last two months. Arkansas, Florida and Alabama each have offers out to Washington.
Adonis Otey is another Blackman product. He was committed to Tennessee last spring before de-committing over the summer. Now he’s getting a new look at the Vols with a new staff in place. Otey is a top 400 player and 247’s 31st ranked cornerback prospect.
Each of the three would be welcomed additions to Tennessee’s 2019 class, but particularly Otey and Washington. With Tennessee’s progress on the offensive line, their primary need is now pretty clearly defensive backs.
These three, along with a handful of other in-state guys, will be ones to monitor closely this summer.