GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Vols lost on the field to Florida Saturday afternoon, but they got a nice consolation prize in the form of a commitment from 2015 wide receiver prospect Preston Williams – one of the top-ranked receivers in the class.
Multiple recruiting websites have confirmed the pledge.
Williams, a 6-foot-4, 185-pounder from Hampton, Ga., chose the Vols over a host of offers from top programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson and others.
“Is very well built with good height and speed,” ESPN.com wrote in a scouting report. “Looks very natural catching the football. Can extend and make a catch that is well outside of radius. Has a very long stride and built up speed.
“Has the potential to be a highly-recruited receiver. Has a great combination of speed and measurables. Has only his best football ahead of him.”
The Vols are well stocked with young receivers, but are still looking for consistency to emerge from the group. In addition, they have three true receivers committed in the 2014 class – Kameel Jackson, Eric Lauderdale and Dominique Booth.
Williams is the sixth total commitment for the class of 2015, joining defensive end Andrew Butcher, athlete Jaylon Woods, linebacker Cecil Cherry and offensive linemen Jack Jones and Zach Stewart.
Daniel Lewis covers Tennessee athletics for Nooga.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanielNooga
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