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Vols gaining momentum with in-state receiver Trey Knox?

Tennessee can’t let this one get away.

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Standout in-state receiver Trey Knox’s recruitment was been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, at least as far as projections go. You heard a lot about Tennessee right off the bat, but then Florida and Ohio State made some noise. Arkansas has been lingering around too, but now it seems like the Vols have surged back to the front of the pack.

Knox has held a Tennessee offer for some time now, but Jeremy Pruitt reaffirmed that offer “officially” over the weekend. Knox camped with Tennessee, impressing the Vols’ first year head coach.

“I was challenged to come up there to camp by coach Pruitt, so I just had to go up there and show off my abilities,” Knox said Wednesday. “(Pruitt) called me into the office (afterwards) and said, ‘You amaze me. You look amazing. I hope you stay in state and become a Volunteer.’” (Via

As Jesse Simonton points out, Knox showed up to the Rivals 5-star challenge sporting a Tennessee hat.

Knox is expected to announce his commitment at the end of July and it seems like the Vols are trending at the right time here. The 6-5, 218 pound receiver is a four-star prospect, checking in at No. 53 overall in the nation, according to Rivals. The rising senior has 1,377 yards and 15 touchdowns over the past two seasons at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tennessee currently has one receiver — four-star Ramel Keyton — committed to their 2019 class.