Latest Vols Football News:Tennessee Vols Confirm Leading Florida State, Georgia And Ohio State In The Race To Land Top Talented Four-Star Edge Rusher

The Tennessee Vols are once again in a major recruiting battle, competing against top programs for elite talent. During their decade-long struggle for relevancy in college football, the Vols rarely contended for top recruits. However, under head coach Josh Heupel, Tennessee is now frequently in the mix for the nation’s best players. While they won’t secure every top recruit, the Vols are poised to achieve a top 10 recruiting class for 2025.

With the College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams in 2024, consistently landing top 10 recruiting classes should help Tennessee remain competitive for playoff spots, especially when factoring in transfer players.

A significant recruiting battle involves 2025 four-star edge rusher Mariyon Dye, who is drawing interest from Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, and Tennessee. Dye, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 255 pounds, is ranked as the No. 15 edge rusher nationally and the No. 3 player in Indiana by 247Sports’ composite rankings. On3 recruiting analyst Charles Power praised Dye as one of the most physically gifted prospects in the 2025 class.

Dye has official visits scheduled for Purdue, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida State, and Tennessee, with Tennessee securing the final visit on June 21 before Dye’s commitment announcement on August 3. Dye expressed his positive impression of Tennessee, noting the winning culture among coaches and players.

Despite the challenge of competing against Georgia and Ohio State for top recruits, Tennessee appears to be in a favorable position for Dye. The Vols’ recent success with edge rushers, such as Byron Young and James Pearce, further strengthens their appeal in this high-stakes recruiting battle. Tennessee’s 2025 recruiting class currently includes 10 committed players.

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