Nike's prestigious The Opening training and competition event is rapidly approaching, and the Tennessee Volunteers have two commitments and several top prospects participating.
Under head coach Butch Jones, the Vols are recruiting at the nation's highest level.
As a result, many of the top players on their board will be among the 162 elite high schoolers who have received invitations to compete in the July 5-10 event in Beaverton, Oregon.
Two current UT commitments were selected by Student Sports following in-person evaluations at one of the nationwide events, according to the event website. Linebacker Cecil Cherry and wide receiver Preston Williams earned their invitations to compete against the nation's best.
The Vols are hoping another class catalyst in Kahlil McKenzie, who is scheduled to make his announcement July 10 at The Opening, chooses Knoxville as his future home.
Numerous other recruits with UT among their favorites will be worth watching as well. Let's take a closer look at 12 participants whom Tennessee covets.