Tee Martin finally made his way back home to Rocky Top this offseason but don’t think the former California native has severed all ties to the West Coast following his hiring on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff.

The latest sign of that fact comes from the scholarship Tennessee offered to elite 2020 receiver, Gary Bryant of Centennial High School in Corona, Ca. Rated as a four-star prospect and one of the top 100 overall recruits in the nation for the current recruiting cycle, Tennessee has its eyes on adding the explosive playmaker to its offense in the coming signing class.

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A big reason why Martin was so coveted by Pruitt this offseason was his ability to recruit and if Tennessee is going to lure one of the nation’s top receivers all the way from California to play in the SEC, the team’s new assistant coach is likely going to have to lead the charge in Bryant’s recruitment.

Martin, known for developing some of the best receivers in the nation during his time at USC, will certainly be able to sell Bryant on his ability to get the most out of explosive playmakers.

Based on Bryant’s response to Tennessee’s scholarship offer, there appears to be mutual interest from both sides.

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While Tennessee currently has several big-bodied receivers on its roster, the Volunteers don’t have many shifty or true explosive playmakers on the perimeter. Bryant excels in that role for Centennial High School, judging by his junior season highlight reel. Not only is he capable of making big plays on offense, but he is also a dangerous high school returner, too.