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Wade twins name top four, plan to commit ‘soon’

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A key pair of in-state recruits have narrowed their contenders down to four schools. Destin and Keaton Wade, two of Tennessee’s biggest targets in the Volunteer state, have each trimmed down to Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and Louisville.

The brothers made the announcement early on Friday morning with matching tweets.

The twins play at Summit High School is Spring Hill. Since Josh Heupel arrived, each have been trending towards the Volunteers, picking up a number of crystal ball projections from 247Sports.

Keaton is a four-star prospect, ranking as the 184th overall prospect in the class, per the 247Sports composite. The 6-4, 223 pound prospect projects as a linebacker — a key need for Tennessee in this class. Tennessee was seemingly falling out of the picture for Keaton, who didn’t include the Vols in his top nine over the winter. However, Heupel and company have come storming back here, and now seem like the team to beat.

Destin is a three-star athlete, playing quarterback currently as he enters his senior season of high school. At 6-3, 205 pounds, Destin ranks as the 416th overall prospect in the class, per the 247Sports Composite.

The duo will visit Virginia and Kentucky over the next two weeks before making their commitment announcement, which is believed to be coming in mid-April. They visited Tennessee and Louisville a couple of weeks ago.

The Volunteers still don’t have a commitment in their 2022 class to this point as Josh Heupel tries to establish himself on the trail. You’re starting to see some signs of life now, and his first two commitments certainly could come from the Wade twins. Eyes peeled here.