The Tennessee Vols are one of the programs strongly pursuing 2021 four-star wide receiver Deion Colzie, who recently decommitted from Notre Dame.
Colzie, 6-foot-4/193 lbs from Athens, GA, told 247Sports “I feel I rushed my decision. I just didn’t think about it enough”. Colzie added “I did not give the recruiting process enough time and that is why I am re-opening things back up now”.
The Georgia native is rated by 247Sports as the No. 3 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 44 overall player in the nation.
247Sports noted that Tennessee, along with Alabama, Florida and Georgia “never slowed” in their pursuit of Colzie, despite his commitment to Notre Dame.
Charles Power, a 247Sports national writer, describes Colzie as a player who is “able to separate downfield and shows the ability to track the ball over his shoulder”. Power also noted that Colzie “projects as a multi-year starter at the Power Five level with the upside of developing into an NFL Draft pick”.
Notre Dame will still be in the mix to land Colzie, but it’s clear the door is open for the Vols to make a move here.
Of course, competing with Alabama, Florida and Georgia for Colzie will make this an intense recruitment. But Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt has proved he can go up against recruiting giants and win some battles.
The Vols currently have seven commits to their 2021 recruiting class.
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