Four-Star LB Trenilyas Tatum recaps Tennessee visit

Matt Ray

Trenilyas Tatum picked up an offer from Tennessee on January 17th, and the talented four-star linebacker prospect from Mount Zion (GA) did not waste any time going to check out the Vols. Tatum was in Knoxville the following weekend and breaks down the visit here with VR2.

Tatum said on his visit to Rocky Top, "what stood out the most with Tennessee is the coaches. They are an outstanding coaching staff who really cares about their players."

The message from the Tennessee coaching staff was clear for Tatum, who said, "The message from the coaching staff is that they like the way I play the game of football and think I could play inside and outside LB." Jeremy Pruitt and staff covet versatile linebackers that can run sideline to sideline but that are able to still thump between the tackles. Expect the Vols to keep close tabs on Tatum and his recruitment.

Tatum commented on the "incredible history" of the coaching staff and the appeal to play with them, but right now is hearing compelling pitches from several coaching staffs from around the country. So, he is not trying to focus on all of that just yet.

His next slate of visits will include Oklahama, Georgia State, and South Carolina.

While Tatum's recruitment is really just starting, he said his major factors are, " coaches interest factor, playing time, and program order to be major factors in my recruitment."

Tatum currently has 11 offers including Tenessee, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. He is rated at the 222nd overall prospect in the country and the number 15 OLB, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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