After Jeremy Pruitt arrived to campus following Alabama’s national championship win over Georgia, he could finally focus on Tennessee’s daily processes completely. Since returning, Pruitt and the Vols have hosted two official visit weekends.
This past weekend was a smaller weekend numerically as far as visitors go, but was still a key weekend for the future of the program. Athlete Tre’Shaun Harrison, offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum, defensive end John Mincey and current running back commit Anthony Grant all visited campus, and Tennessee seemed to have a positive impact on all of them.
Although it was a mix of three and four-star players, they weren’t well-known to Vol Nation like Bryn Tucker or Quay Walker from the weekend before. However, these players are deserving of attention from Vol fans because they play in positions of need and will be key in the depth of future teams.
Tre’Shaun Harrison, ATH — Seattle, Wash.
The four-star standout played cornerback, running back and wide receiver in high school, but will most likely be utilized as a wide receiver at the college level. His senior year, he had a solid 55 receptions for 1,102 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He has outstanding elusiveness, sharp field vision and possesses the moves to make anybody on the field miss. Harrison doesn’t have the top-end speed you might see from some receivers, but he makes up for it with the combination of his shifty play and reliable ball skills.
Anthony Grant, RB — Buford, Ga.
The current four-star Tennessee commit was reportedly impressed with his visit, which was a possible reassurance of his commitment. On film, he has running style comparable to NFL Draft departee John Kelly. Grant, like Kelly, does not have the top-end speed to run past the defense, but has a great burst when he gets the ball in his hands.
To make up for what he lacks in speed, he uses power through nasty stiff arms and video-game-like trucking ability. If Grant wears orange and white in 2018 and on, he will be on track to following Kelly’s footsteps in becoming a fan favorite through his physical play.
— AG🥀 (@anthonygrant204) January 21, 2018
Dylan Wonnum, OT — Tucker, Ga.
The highest-rated recruit of the weekend was one at the second-most important recruiting position for the Vols. As an Under Armor All-American at offensive tackle, he is a top priority for Pruitt and his staff.
Wonnum is trending towards South Carolina, but the Vols are near the top of his list. He has the ideal frame for an offensive tackle at 6 feet 5 inchess tall, but he still needs to add some weight. On film, he flashes with his quick feet and bursts, and would keep up with any SEC speed rusher under a quality offensive line coach.
John Mincey, DE — Homerville, Ga.
The Georgia native is the No. 35 defensive end in the class and is in good hands with the Vols. With his massive 6-foot-5 frame and weighing in at around 255 pounds, he is extremely long and shows a consistent ability to power past offensive tackles
With an increase in flexibility and correct coaching, he could be a force in any conference. According to his Twitter account, the visit went better than expected. He tweeted four separate times about his visit, and even changed his profile picture to a picture of him suited up in orange and white.
GBO 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊 pic.twitter.com/ClukqybdMt
— John Mincey (@JdcMincey) January 21, 2018