The Tennessee Volunteers are a finalist for another in-state receiver target, landing in the ‘final four’ of Kaydin Pope on Saturday. Pope, out of Savannah, Tennessee, also listed Memphis, Mississippi State and Auburn on his list of favorites.
The three-star prospect attends Hardin County high school and is currently ranked at the 622nd ranked player in the country, per the 247Sports composite rankings. Pope is the 21st ranked player in the state of Tennessee and the 84th ranked receiver in the 2022 class overall.
The 6-0, 175 pound prospect took an official visit to Tennessee on June 25th, and took an official look at Memphis back on June 11th. Pope was also in town for the Orange and White game back in April.
As a junior, Pope caught 55 passes for 1,240 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added over 200 yards rushing to his totals on the year.
Tennessee already has two receiver commitments in their 2022 class. They landed picked up a big in-state win by landing Cam Miller, and then dipped into the state of Alabama to pick up the speedy Marquarius ‘Squirrel’ White. Overall, the Volunteers have 12 commitments, which is good for 37th nationally.