If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times — the Tennessee Vols have to land top in-state talent if they’re going to compete for SEC division titles.

One of the in-state players the Vols need to land is 2022 offensive tackle Fisher Anderson, 6-foot-5/250 lbs from Franklin, TN.

Anderson hasn’t been rated yet by the major recruiting services, but he’s already receiving plenty of attention from Power-5 schools.

The Tennessee native holds offers from Kentucky, South Carolina and UT.

Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols’ coaching staff should absolutely be the favorites to land Anderson — and not just because he’s an in-state player. Anderson’s mom went to Tennessee and his sister currently goes there.

Anderson recently told Rivals that getting an offer from Tennessee before his senior year was a goal for him. He also mentioned that he would’ve been disappointed had he not received an offer from the Vols.

Obviously there’s a long way to go in Anderson’s recruitment. But it’s clear that he’s going to be a highly rated 2022 recruit (having three SEC offers after his freshman season speaks for itself).

It would be a huge letdown if the Vols aren’t able to land Anderson. While I’m sure he will keep an open mind during the recruiting process, it’s hard to imagine the UT presence already in his life won’t affect his decision.

Pruitt and his staff, however, can’t take anything for granted. They have to continue to pursue Anderson as if he was any other recruit.

Anderson, by the way, is being recruited to Tennessee by wide receivers coach Tee Martin.

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