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Four-star Florida State receiver commit Malachi Wideman to visit Tennessee

Could be a big one to watch.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Post early signing period, one thing has become clear — Tennessee wants another receiver, and they want a receiver with some size. Jeremy Pruitt and staff have been hot on the trail of a few different receiver prospects, now they’re set to receive a visit from a high-profile Florida State commit.

Malachi Wideman, a 2020 four-star receiver, will visit Tennessee on January 17th, according to Josh Newburg.

Wideman is a top 150 player in the 2020 class. Standing in at 6-4, 180 pounds, he would give Tennessee something that they don’t currently have in their current receiver class. Wideman is the 132nd ranked player in the country, according to 247 Sports.

The Sarasota native caught 65 passes as a senior in high school, totalling over 1,000 yards. He hauled in 13 touchdown passes as well.

He’s been committed to Florida State since May of 2019, but things opened back up once Willie Taggart was fired. Taggart remains in the mix at Florida Atlantic, managing to set up Wideman to take an official visit to the school on January 31st. Oregon is another player here, also set to receive an official visit before the traditional signing day.

Damarcus Beckwith is another big-bodied receiver that Tennessee is trying to make headway with late in the process.

Jalin Hyatt and Jimmy Calloway lead the way for Tennessee’s 2020 receiver class, but each check in at six feet tall. It’s clear Jim Chaney and Tee Martin would like a big receiver to add to this class, especially with Darion Williamson declining to sign early.

Tennessee will have Brandon Johnson and Josh Palmer returning as seniors in 2020, but this position is wide open beyond that point.