Volunteers offer scholarships to 20 teammates from IMG Academy

ByDerek Tyson ESPN logo
Friday, February 26, 2016

In a few years, the Tennessee football team could look like IMG Academy-North.

On Friday, 20 prospects from IMG, a boarding school in Bradenton, Florida, were offered scholarships by the Vols -- an "unprecedented" number, according to IMGB coach Kevin Wright.

While it's not known if another college or university has ever offered as many prospects at a single high school as Tennessee did with IMG, the number is certainly impressive and a clear indication of the sheer talent at the academy.

The group of players offered scholarships includes 13 ESPN Junior 300 prospects: Dylan Moses, Emmanuel Greene, Cameron Spence, Isaiah Pryor, Marcus Williamson, Will Ingot, Tre McKitty, Robert Hainsey,Josh Kaindoh, Cesar Ruiz, Santino Marchiol, Jhamon Ausbon and Jordan Anthony.

Baylor quarterback commit Kellen Mond was the only ESPN Junior 300 prospect not offered.

Moses, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound athlete, has a current top six of Alabama, Texas, Florida, Georgia, UCLA and USC, but it's too early to tell how much his new offer could affect his recruitment.

In addition to the 13 ESPN 300 prospects, Tennessee also offered six sophomores (Mike Jones, Taron Vincent, Asa Martin, Christian Tutt, Brian Hightower and Curtis Dunlap) and one freshman (E.J. Ndoma-Ogar).

A majority of IMG's players are out-of-state transfers. The school had six ESPN 300 prospects in the 2016 class, and 13 of its players signed with a Power 5 school on Feb. 3.

The Volunteers have had success recruiting the state of Florida, landing five prospects on this year's signing day.

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