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Tennessee in top eight for speedy four-star receiver Arian Smith

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After getting Arian Smith on campus for a visit before the dead period, Tennessee has landed in the top six for 6-1, 170 pound 2020 wide receiver. Smith named Tennessee, along with Florida, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama and Georgia.

“I would like to thank every school that recruited me but I would also like to turn all my interest and attention to these TOP 8 SCHOOLS,” Smith tweeted on Monday.

Smith is the 75th overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247 Sports’ rankings. He comes in at 184th in the composite rankings, generated from ratings around the industry. The receiver prospect doubles as a track star for Lakeland High School in Florida. That speed clearly has generated plenty of interest from the top college football programs in the country.

The four-star receiver visited Tennessee in June, spending the night in Knoxville with some of his teammates from Lakeland. He picked up his Tennessee offer in May of 2018.

Florida State holds two votes in the crystal ball projections, while Georgia has received one vote.

It’s no secret that Tennessee needs bodies at the receiver position. The Vols are set to lose four senior receivers after the 2019 season, meaning the receivers coach Tee Martin can pitch plenty of early playing time to the class of 2020. With Smith, they’re hoping to add a legitimate homerun hitter for Jim Chaney’s offense.