What Vols commit Trey Dean’s official visit this weekend to Georgia means for Tennessee

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Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Check out previous editions here. In this edition, we discuss Tennessee targets taking official visits and a scholarship offer extended.

Trey Dean’s trip to Georgia

Tennessee’s recruiting class in the 2018 cycle has fallen into a bit more flux over the past few weeks then the coaching staff would have liked.

One of the Vols’ top commits right now is safety Trey Dean. He has a very big official visit this weekend, though. Dean will make the trip to Georgia to watch the Bulldogs take on Missouri.

Georgia likely presents the biggest threat to flip Dean at this point in his recruitment. He is from Dutchtown, Ga. just south of Atlanta.

The chance for early playing time was a reason Dean chose the Vols.

“A big part of the commitment was the chance to come in and play as a freshman,” Dean told SEC Country at the end of September. “The athletic part and academic part just fit me really well. That’s the place God wanted me to be.”

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Dean rates as a 4-star prospect and the No. 21 safety in the country in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He along with Brendon Harris and Jaycee Horn are the three 4-star prospects committed to the Vols in the secondary this cycle.

Harris remains committed to Tennessee, but has opened his recruitment back up to all schools. If Harris does decide to leave, then Dean will become an even bigger part of Tennessee’s plans moving forward.

Dean committed to Tennessee on Aug. 2 seemingly out of nowhere. It led some to speculate he would be a prime candidate to flip his commitment down the line.

This hasn’t been the case at all, though.

Dean reaffirmed his commitment to the Vols on Oct. 3 via Twitter.

This is a big weekend for Dean and the Vols. If he gets past the Georgia weekend, then Tennessee would seem to be in solid shape moving forward.

Jerome Carvin’s trip to Mississippi State

Tennessee’s top recruiting target in the Class of 2018 right now is offensive tackle Jerome Carvin. He has drawn interest from a number of SEC schools over the past few months, but Tennessee and Alabama have stood out the most.

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Jerome Carvin lines up for a play. Blake Morgan/SEC Country

Alabama withdrew its interest and has begun to look elsewhere for targets. This did not open the door completely to make this a slam dunk for the Vols, though.

Mississippi State and Arkansas have come on strong of late. The Bulldogs, in particular, seem like the dark horse right now.

Carvin will make his official visit to Starkville, Miss., this weekend when the Bulldogs take on BYU. This will be Carvin’s second game at Davis Stadium this season. He saw Mississippi State beat LSU 37-7 on Sept. 16.

Carvin told SEC Country in September he likes all of the schools recruiting him and knows they are all great options. One deciding factor in his recruitment will be where his parents like the most.

Carvin plays for Cordova High School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn. While he is an in-state prospect for the Vols, Mississippi State is actually much closer of a campus. Starkville is under three hours away, while Knoxville, Tenn., is closer to six.

Tennessee wants to add one more offensive lineman this cycle, and Mississippi State continues to threaten for Carvin.

Tennessee offers Jahmir Johnson

If Carvin doesn’t choose Tennessee or if a current commit leaves, the Vols seem to be getting a backup option ready.

The Vols offered Arizona Western Junior College offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson on Wednesday.

Johnson a 6-foot-6, 290-pound lineman certainly has the size to be a potential contributor in the SEC.

Tennessee holds commitments from on the offensive line from Cade Mays, Ollie Lane and Tanner Antonutti. Mays is the only one who might de-commit at this point in the process. It makes sense the Vols are trying to cover the bases in case Mays does flip his commitment elsewhere.

Arizona Western is where defensive end Jonathan Kongbo played before coming to Tennessee.

Miss a previous edition? Find all your SEC Country Tennessee Vols recruiting news here.

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