Tennessee football target Amari Jefferson has been committed to Tennessee baseball since June 2021. On the football side of things though, the competition is stiff in Jefferson’s recruitment.
Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee make up the four-star wide receiver’s top schools. He has also set a commitment date for August 5. The receiver out of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee has been a priority for the Vols in the 2024 cycle.
“Everything is in a good spot right now with Tennessee,” Jefferson told On3. “I have a good connection with all the coaches. Coach Pope, coach Heup (Heupel), coach Halzle they kind of walked it out for me showing me where I would play, how they would used me and stuff like that. It was a pretty good weekend.
“Tennessee is the home-state school and it would be close to home. I like the staff a lot, their offense stands out and I would have great support staying in state.”
Jefferson ranks as the No. 209 prospect nationally and the No. 16 athlete in his class by 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the No. 3 prospect from Tennessee.
All three of Jefferson’s top schools hosted him for official visits. He visited Tennessee for a spring practice as well as the Memorial Day weekend “865 Live” event. Tennessee extended Jefferson a scholarship offer in July of 2022.
Georgia was one of the first SEC schools to offer Jefferson, who now holds over 20 offers. Jefferson could add to a class that Heupel is working to catapult into the top-10.
Tennessee most recently added four-star offensive lineman William Satterwhite to its rising class.
Satterwhite adds to the deep offensive linemen class Elarbee is creating in the 2024 class. Three-star offensive linemen Gage Ginther and Jesse Perry are also a part of the 2024 class along with four-star offensive lineman Max Anderson.
The 2024 class for the Vols is currently comprised of four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger, four-star athlete Johnathan Echols, four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley, four-star Peyton Lewis, four-star offensive lineman Anderson, four-star athlete Boo Carter, four-star defensive lineman Kellen Lindstrom, four-star linebacker Jordan Burns four-star athlete Marcus Goree Jr. and three-star defensive linemen Carson Gentle and Jeremais Heard