Fresh off his visit to Knoxville for junior day, class of 2025 defensive lineman Charles House posted his top schools on social media. Tennessee football was among his top choices.
Georgia, Miami, Florida, Florida State and LSU rounded out the rest of his top six.
House was one of several juniors in Knoxville for Tennessee’s junior day. It was a widely successful weekend by all account. He finished his sophomore season with 40 tackles and five sacks at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
House isn’t ranked yet by 247Sports and On3, but Rivals ranks him as the No. 23 prospect from North Carolina and a three-star.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder currently holds 20 scholarship offers including from Florida State and Georgia. He attended Tennessee’s matchup with Texas A&M in October.
House was one of several lineman at the junior day over the weekend.
Emphasis on the line of scrimmage
Several offensive linemen, defensive linemen and EDGE rushers made up the weekend’s visitors. The emphasis on building solid units on both sides of the line of scrimmage continues for the Vols’ staff.
Some offensive linemen in attendance included 2025 four-star offensive linemen Andrew Babalola and Jaelyne Matthews as well as 2026 offensive lineman Leo Delaney.
Babalola is out of Blue Valley Northwest High School in Kansas and ranks as the No. 26 overall prospect and the No. 4 offensive tackle in the class. Matthews is out of Toms River North High School in New Jersey and ranks as the No. 98 prospect nationally. Two good visitors to get on campus for Tennessee.
As for the defensive side, in-state defensive lineman Ethan Utley made the trip to Knoxville. Utley is the No. 113 prospect overall in the 2025 class out of Ensworth in Nashville. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has formed a good relationship with Tennessee thus far.
House was another 2025 prospect who is beginning to form a good relationship with Tennessee. House is unranked but holds 20 scholarship offers.