Tennessee is chasing the son of a former NFL receiver in the 2020 class. In 2021, they’ll be coming after another. The Vols sent out an offer to Marvin Harrison Jr. on Thursday night, the son of the former Colts’ star receiver and Peyton Manning’s favorite target in Indianapolis.
Tennessee has offered and made the cut for 2020 receiver Muhsin Muhammad III, the son of the former Panthers’ receiver.
Harrison is a good bit taller than his father, checking in at 6-4, 184 pounds to start his junior year of high school. 247 Sports has him as a high four-star prospect, ranked as the 51st overall in the 2021 class. He’s currently the 6th ranked receiver in the class.
The Philadelphia native already holds several big time offers from the likes of Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Texas A&M. The Buckeyes have already surged out to a lead, holding seven crystal ball projections for Harrison.
Tennessee has yet to land their first 2021 commitment.
On film, Harrison lacks elite speed, but his ability to high-point the ball and make 50-50 grabs sets him apart. Already over 180 pounds and standing tall at 6-4, Harrison could likely fill out a little more over the next two seasons to become a truly dominant physical force.
Here’s what he brings to the table.
Receiver is already an immediate need for Tennessee, who will see Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway, Brandon Johnson and Tyler Byrd exit after this season. Jeremy Pruitt secured a commitment from four-star receiver Ramel Keyton in the 2019 cycle, but outside of that, it’s been a struggle for the Vols at the position over the last two years on the trail. The addition of receivers coach Tee Martin should help that issue get solved.