One of Tennessee’s bigger areas of focus following the early signing period has been the receiver position. Tennessee signed four-star receiver Ramel Keyton and three-star receiver Jerrod Means, but missed on speedster Jaylen Ellis. Still, with Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway only having one season left in Knoxville, adding one more receiver to the 2019 class wouldn’t be the worst idea.
Tennessee has remained in the hunt for a couple of premier targets in the 2019 class — five-star Jadon Haselwood and four-star Arjei Henderson. With Haselwood seemingly leaning towards Oklahoma late in this process, Henderson seems to be the more realistic option for the Vols.
With a little over a month to go in the 2019 cycle, Tennessee has landed in Henderson’s final three, well — maybe. It depends on the day and who you ask, quite honestly. Henderson didn’t include Tennessee earlier in the week, but included Georgia and LSU in his top five. He then told USA Today that it was down to Florida State, Florida and Tennessee.
Henderson also told USA Today that he plans on visiting each of his three finalists, but now there’s a catch. Henderson plans on committing tonight at the Under Armour All-American game.
The 6-1, 183 pound receiver was a one time Oklahoma and Oregon commit. Florida State has now emerged as the new favorite for the four-star receiver, who ranks 126th nationally, according to the 247 Sports Composite.
Knowing how Henderson’s recruiting cycle has gone, I’ll be interested to see what happens after tonight. Will he really take final visits to the two schools that lose out? We’ll see. For now, the only visit set in stone is to Florida State on January 25th.
This post will be updated tonight. For now, everything points towards Florida State.
UPDATE: Henderson just committed to Florida, throwing yet another curveball into this process. As noted above, he’s got a visit scheduled with Florida State on January 25th. Tennessee is still in the mix, according to Henderson himself. Whether or not he takes that official visit to Knoxville is something we’ll be monitoring over the next month.