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Tennessee Football to Host First Junior Day of 2024

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Barring inclement weather, Tennessee football is set to host its first junior day of 2024 this weekend. The Vols successfully signed their complete 2024 class and have shifted the focus to 2025 class.

There is always flux in visits, and that may be an even bigger problem this weekend due to icy weather in the south. Regardless, here’s a look at some prospects expected to be in town for the junior day.

Update: Tennessee likely won’t have a large junior day due to weather, but prospects who can make it to Knoxville will still visit.

Four-star WR Marcus Harris

Wide receiver Marcus Harris, out of Mater Dei in California, is expected to be in Knoxville this weekend. Harris ranks as the No. 86 prospect nationally and the No. 10 wide receiver in the class. He is also the No. 9 prospect from California according to 247Sports Composite.

Harris also has visits slated for Miami and Alabama to round out his winter. Texas, Penn State and Colorado are othrt contenders for Harris.

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Five-star QB George MacIntyre

Tennessee seems like the most likely option for the 6-foot-5.5 and 182-pound quarterback, who is expected to be in Knoxville this weekend. MacIntyre, out of Brentwood Academy in Middle Tennessee, ranks as the No. 15 prospect overall and the No. 3 quarterback. Alabama is the main competition for MacIntyre’s talents.

 MacIntyre led Brentwood Academy to the 2022 state semifinals by throwing for 2,341 yards and 19 touchdowns. He ended his junior season in 2023 with 3,229 yards and 28 total touchdowns for Brentwood Academy.

Four-star ATH Cameron Sparks

Four-star athlete Cameron Sparks is expected to be on campus for the junior day. Out of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Sparks ranks as the No. 40 prospect overall and the No. 1 athlete in the class according to 247Sports Composite.

Georgia is another school in the running for Sparks. He likely projects on the offensive side of the ball for the Vols, but he is being recruited by several schools for different positions.

Five-star OT David Sanders Jr.

David Sanders Jr. is one of the top prospects in the 2025 class for Tennessee, and several others schools. The five-star is expected to be in Knoxville for the junior day.

Out of Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sanders ranks as the No. 2 prospect overall and the No. 1 offensive tackle. Alabama, Clemson and Georgia are some of the top schools after Sanders. In fact, Dabo Swinney was in North Carolina on Thursday to visit the 6-foot-6, 270-pound lineman.

Four-star CB Jaboree Antoine

Jaboree Antoine, a four-star out of West Gate High School in Louisiana, is expected to be in Knoxville for junior day. Antoine ranks as the No. 52 prospect in the 2025 class and the No. 8 cornerback.

LSU and Texas A&M have momentum for the prospect, who played both quarterback and cornerback as a sophomore.

Four-star CB Onis Konanbanny

A four-star cornerback out of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, South Carolina, Onis Konanbanny is expected to be in Knoxville this weekend. Konanbanny ranks as the No. 253 prospect overall and the No. 2 prospect from South Carolina.

Konanbanny is also being heavily pursued by North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio State. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound defensive back is originally from Europe but moved to America in 2022.

Four-star LB Jaedon Harmon

Linebacker Jaedon Harmon out of Rome High School in Georgia is expected to be in Knoxville for the junior day. Harmon ranks as the No. 151 prospect nationally and the No. 18 linebacker in the 2025 class.

Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss are some SEC schools in the race for Harmon. He holds 23 scholarship offers, including an offer from Tennessee he received in June.

Three-star CB Tyler Redmond

Milton High School cornerback Tyler Redmond committed to Tennessee in November. Now he is expected in Knoxville for the junior day.

Redmond ranks as the No. 541 prospect overall and the No. 56 cornerback. He has frequented Tennessee often and seems firm in his recruitment.

Three-star CB Dylan Lewis

Another Tennessee commitment out of Milton High School, Dylan Lewis is expected to be in Knoxville for the junior day. Lewis ranks as the No. 432 prospect in the class and the No. 48 cornerback.

Lewis seems firm in his commitment, a pledge he made in October.

Five-star CB Na’eem Offord

Five-star Na’eem Offord is expected in town for Tennessee’s junior day. Out of Parker High School in Alabama, Offord ranks as the No. 5 prospect overall. He is also the No. 1 cornerback in the class.

Offord holds 45 scholarship offers with Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia highlighting that list.

Four-star CB Jontae Gilbert

Out of Douglass High School in Georgia, Jontae Gilbert is expected to be back in Knoxville for the junior day. Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina are some other schools in the running for Gilbert.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback ranks as the No. 29 prospect nationally and the No. 6 cornerback in the class. He already has two crystal ball projections to Clemson.

Four-star WR Travis Smith Jr.

Westlake High School receiver Travis Smith Jr. is expected to be in town this weekend. Smith ranks as the No. 187 overall prospect and the No. 26 prospect out of Georgia.

Smith holds 22 scholarship offers, including offers from Georgia, Auburn and Colorado along with the Vols. The 6-foot-4, 191-pound prospect was last on campus in November.

Four-star IOL Leo Delaney

Interior offensive lineman Leo Delaney is expected to be in Knoxville this weekend. Delaney is out of Providence Day School in North Carolina.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman isn’t ranked by 247Sports Composite, but 247Sports ranks him as the No. 28 prospect overall and the No. 1 interior offensive lineman. South Carolina, NC State and North Carolina are among 13 schools that have offered Delaney.

Three-star CB Timothy Merritt

Three-star cornerback Timothy Merritt is expected in town this weekend from Parker High School in Alabama. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback holds 22 offers including from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Auburn and Mississippi State.

Merritt ranks as the No. 409 prospect overall and the No. 45 cornerback in the 2025 class.

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