UT Recruiting Roundup

Updated: August 1, 2013
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With 24 commitments, Tennessee’s recruiting should be nearly done. Not quite. With six months until National Signing Day, there is plenty of movement still afoot. Here are some of the latest newsworthy notes:

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Braxton Berrios

It remains to be seen just how Braxton Berrios‘ recruitment will play out at Tennessee. Berrios has spoken highly about the Vols. However, UT seems well stocked at the slot receiver position. Still, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect from Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville would be a good fit for UT’s offense. Hence the conundrum.

Could he be a fall-back prospect if the Vols lose another similar type of receiver commitment or are UT coaches impressed enough to take Berrios despite a stack of slot receivers? There have been persistent rumors that Brandon Powell from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High could back off of the UT commitment he made in June. Powell, who is 5-9 and 167 pounds, is almost the same size as Berrios with a similar skill set.

Berrios would be more than just a worthy fall back. He has been a standout during seven-on-seven passing camps since his sophomore year in high school.

The Vols are also still after a bigger wideout, namely four-star prospect Josh Malone from Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp. He is 6-2 and 190 pounds.

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