There won’t be too much drama for the Tennessee Volunteers on national signing day this time around. Last year featured Jeremy Pruitt trying to piece a class together after getting a late start. This time around? Tennessee has already signed 19 players — and they don’t have room for much more.
With just a few slots left, Tennessee has focused in on a few guys to round out the class. One of which being receiver George Pickens, who remains committed to Auburn. Tennessee fought hard just to get him on campus this weekend, which paid off. The Vols got the final visit date for Pickens and now have a shot for one last pitch.
How will Tennessee close the 2019 class? https://t.co/dZ9RRQHkhX— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) February 1, 2019
While in-state LB Chris Russell cancelled his OV, the Vols are set to host a pair of 5-star targets this weekend: OT Darnell Wright and the nation's No. 7 overall prospect in WR George Pickens (Auburn commit). pic.twitter.com/8yxTyddIxB
Pickens is a five-star receiver out of Hoover, Alabama. The 6-3, 190 pound prospect is the 24th ranked player in the 2019 class and the top player out of the state of Alabama, according to 247 Sports. Pickens put up nearly 1,400 yards as a senior, adding 15 touchdowns.
Tennessee has two receivers signed already — four-star Ramel Keyton and three-star Jerrod Means.
Pickens has stuck with Auburn this year, but has entertained plenty of other schools. Miami and Georgia are also heavily in the mix, along with Tennessee. Will the Vols be able to make up enough ground this weekend? That remains to be seen, but they’ve at least got a chance to do so.