Tennessee’s never ending search for pass rush help has brought them to Grovetown, Georgia. The Vols offered three-star defensive end Simeon Barrow Jr. on Tuesday, looking to bolster their numbers on the edge.
Barrow is a three-star prospect, currently holding offers from Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Cincinnati, West Virginia and ECU, among others. Tennessee gave Barrow one of his most prominent offers yet, perhaps changing the landscape of the recruitment of the 6-5, 252 pound pass rusher.
The 247 Sports Composite rankings have Barrow ranked as the 1,278th player in the 2020 class. He’s the 132nd ranked player out of the state of Georgia for now.
So why the Tennessee offer? It’s likely due to Barrow’s production. As junior, Barrow racked up 15 sacks for Grovetown High School, making him an intriguing prospect with his 6-5 frame.
Tennessee has a clear need on the edge, especially considering Darrell Taylor is entering his senior season in Knoxville. The pass rush remains one area that Jeremy Pruitt has yet to address with elite talent. The Vols are in the mix with a few higher profile pass rushers, like Reggie Grimes, Tyler Baron and B.J. Ojulari, but the staff could have identified a bit of a gem here in Barrow.