2020 Florida State commit Malachi Wideman, a dynamic four-star wide receiver, is scheduled to officially visit the Tennessee Vols on January 17, according to 247Sports.
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Wideman, 6-foot-5/190 lbs from Sarasota, FL, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 21 player in the state of Florida and the No. 25 wide receiver in the nation.
The Florida native committed to Florida State last May, but the Seminoles have since moved on from previous head coach Willie Taggart.
Wideman, who is being recruited to Tennessee by wide receivers coach Tee Martin and quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, was expected to sign with Florida State during the early signing period, but he delayed his decision until February.
Landing Wideman would be a bit of a surprise for the Vols, since UT hasn’t really been a big factor in his recruitment
But it would certainly be a nice addition for Tennessee. Wideman has prototypical wide receiver size and he’s incredibly athletic.
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There’s always a few surprises late during the recruiting period. With the way the Vols have been rolling lately, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them swipe another recruit from Florida State (Jeremy Pruitt and company flipped defensive end/linebacker Morven Joseph during the early signing period).
Tennessee signed 21 players during the early signing period. They currently have three transfers and two players still committed. It’s unclear how the numbers will work at this point.
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