Tennessee has been quite busy at the tight end position this week. After a Monday commitment from three-star prospect Miles Campbell, the Vols earned another from three-star Trinity Bell. Both players are expected to land at the tight end spot when they arrive at Tennessee for the 2021 season.
Could they add another? Better question — would they add another? That remains to be seen, but they’ve landed in the top five for another tight end prospect. Terrance Ferguson, a four-star prospect, included Tennessee in his new top five which he released on Friday.
Auburn, Oregon, Wisconsin and USC were the other four schools in the mix.
Ferguson is ranked higher than both Bell and Campbell, checking in at 337th overall in the 2021 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. The Littleton, Colorado native is 6-5, 230 pounds. Playing for Heritage High School, Ferguson has accumulated back to back 900+ receiving yard seasons. He’s hauled in 20 touchdowns in those two years.
New tight ends coach Joe Osovet is Ferguson’s lead recruiter for the Volunteers. Tennessee sent out their offer back in November of 2019. Ferguson has yet to visit any of his top five, thanks to the recruiting pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. That recruiting break is set to last through the end of June, so expect a flurry of visits to take place shortly afterwards.
Ferguson’s size is the main way he’s being utilized at the high school level. He’s being split out wide, using his 6-5 height to his advantage. His film as a pass catcher is impressive, and his size will certainly translate.