Tennessee going all out for one of the nation's top prospects
Shortly after the ban on satellite camps was revoked, SEC schools quickly decided if they can’t stop them they’d better embrace them. There may be no better example of this than what Tennessee is planning for its June 8 Elite Lineman satellite camp at University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tenn.
In the past, landing a key recruit was often dependent on schools getting prospect to their campus and showing them what only they could offer him. Tennessee has decided to flip that around with this camp, bringing all their staff and former players to showcase just how bad they want to sign offensive lineman Trey Smith – who just so happens to play for University School of Jackson.
Not only are the Vols hosting a lineman camp for the top lineman prospect in the nation, they recently announced plans to bring several successful alums who have who have excelled in the NFL – several of which are from Tennessee and the surround areas.
Former Tennessee players expected to participate include Ja’Wuan James, Chad Clifton, Trey Teague, Antone Davis, Scott Wells, Kevin Mays and Al Wilson:
Instead of wearing tight booty khakis with jerseys tucked in at the camps like Harbaugh, Butch bringing out VFLs pic.twitter.com/hr0ztw41wP
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) June 7, 2016
This won’t be the first time Smith is recruited to the Vols by one of these former alums either, as current NFL standout tackle for the Miami Dolphins and former first round draft pick Ja’Wuan James has not been shy regarding his desires to see Smith land at Tennessee. James sent this tweet out in response to the tweet below it:
Next Up https://t.co/qDNjmVzosD
— Ja'Wuan James (@JawuanJames70) April 30, 2016
— EL17E (@TheNextVol) April 30, 2016
You have to hand it to Tennessee, they certainly are getting creative to show the Volunteer State’s top prospect just how bad they want him suiting up in Orange and White at the next level.