Vols win SEC East recruiting battle as Alabama athlete Dee Beckwith signs with Tennessee over Florida
Both Tennessee and Florida are losing some elite skill players on the offensive side of the ball this offseason and both programs identified Alabama native Dee Beckwith as a target to help fill the void left by some veteran pass catchers.
In the end, Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee program won out over Dan Mullen’s Florida program as the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Beckwith announced his commitment to the Volunteers on National Signing Day.
The Florence High School product is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 18 athlete in the nation by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Beckwith has only played football for two seasons and projects as a hybrid tight end/receiver at the college level.
Following this news, Tennessee now has 22 prospects committed/signed in the program’s 2020 recruiting cycle. The Volunteers are currently awaiting for four-star receiver Malachi Wideman and five-star running back Zach Evans to potentially close out the program’s latest signing class.
To get an idea of what Beckwith can bring to Tennessee’s offense in Knoxville, check out his senior season highlight reel with Florence High School: