The Tennessee Vols are recruiting as well as any program in the nation right now, mostly because of the genuine relationships that Jeremy Pruitt and his staff have been able to build with players.
But the Vols aren’t the only program in the nation capable of building solid relationships.
Which means sometimes Pruitt has to break out a few tricks.
Tennessee is one of several programs pursuing 2021 four-star defensive end Travali Price, 6-foot-4/246 lbs from Lincolnton, NC.
Price is rated by 247Sports as the No. 22 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 23 weakside defensive end in the nation.
Price recently told 247Sports that he’s interested in the Vols because of their coaches and tradition, noting “they are building something special”.
The North Carolina native is hoping to play with his brother in college if it’s possible.
And Tennessee had made it possible.
The Vols offered longsnapper Jayden Tate, Price’s half brother, a spot as a preferred walk-on according to 247Sports.
Price, who totaled 5.5 sacks as a junior in 2019, told 247Sports that it would be nice to play with his brother since the two have played together since they were six years old.
This isn’t an unusual move for a college program. And Tennessee isn’t the only program that’s offered Tate, who hasn’t been rated by any major recruiting services, a spot.
Price is hoping to make a decision in October.
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