As Tennessee football looks to lock in a top-10 class, another highly-rated prospect has put the Vols in his top schools.
Four-star edge rusher KingJoseph Edwards released his top eight on Monday. Tennessee made the cut along with Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida State, TCU, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
According to On3, Joseph is looking at taking an official visit to Knoxville in the fall. There are no crystal ball predictions for the four-star.
Edwards ranks as the No. 204 prospect nationally by 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the No. 16 EDGE and the No. 27 prospect out of Georgia. The 6-foot-5 and 242-pounder attends Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Georgia.
Edwards has taken one official visit, to Ohio State, in June. He visited Tennessee two times since being extended a scholarship offer in January 2022.
247Sports director of scouting Andrew Ivens did the report on Edwards.
“A potential game-changer on both sides of the ball. Viewed by some college recruiters as a pass rusher at the next level and others as a tight end. Turned heads at both positions the spring/winter following sophomore season as he dominated both elite camps and 7-on-7 tournaments. Already looks the part as he’s over 6-foot-4 and over 235 pounds,” Ivens writes.
“Thick throughout the torso, but in a good way. Should only continue to add mass over the next few years. Still learning how to formulate a game plan and attack a quarterback on a consistent basis, but initial burst and ability to dip/bend tends to cause plenty of issues for opposing offensive tackles. When it comes to the catching passes, has shown time and time again that he can not only win 50-50 shots in the corner of the end zone, but also create separation on drag routes over the middle. Will eventually need to settle on one position, but should be viewed as one of the top mid skill athletes in the 2024 cycle given how he moves for someone his size. Ceiling might ultimately be highest as a stand-up edge player in a 3-4 front, but does have some of the required tools to emerge as a difference maker at tight end.”