4-star WR Jaylan Hornsby sets Tennessee visit

On3 imageby:Drew Schott04/10/23


Camden (N.J.) four-star wide receiver Jaylan Hornsby is visiting Tennessee this weekend. He announced the news over Twitter on Monday.

Hornsby is the No. 337 overall prospect and No. 52 wide receiver in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 6 player in New Jersey.

On3 rates Hornsby higher than other recruiting services, according to the Industry Comparison. Per the 2024 On300, he is the No. 285 overall prospect and No. 46 wide receiver in the country.

The 6-foot-1.5, 200-pound wideout holds 22 offers, but the Volunteers are not one of them. According to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine, Penn State is leading for his commitment at 83.8%.

Hornsby last visited the Nittany Lions on April 7. Last month, he also went to Rutgers (March 5), Texas A&M (March 25) and Georgia (March 30).

Tennessee is off to a fast start in the 2024 cycle

At the moment, Tennessee’s 2024 recruiting class contains eight players. It ranks No. 7 in the 2024 On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings and No. 4 in the SEC.

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The Volunteers have a commitment from one wide receiver in Sardis (Miss.) North Panola four-star wide receiver JJ Harrell. Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day School four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star tight end Jonathan Echols and Nashville (Tenn.) Lipscomb Academy four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley are other players pledged to head coach Josh Heupel and his staff.

Tennessee’s 2024 class is also comprised of Cleveland (Tenn.) Bradley Central On3 four-star Marcus Goree, Fort Collins (Colo.) Fossil Ridge three-star offensive tackle Gage Ginther, Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie School three-star defensive lineman Carson Gentle and Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Middle Tennessee Christian School three-star offensive tackle Jesse Perry. Ginther and Perry chose the Volunteers over two days earlier this month.

In addition to Hornsby, Tennessee is hoping to land many other talented prospects. They include Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Lee’s Summit North five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri.

“I feel real good about them, ever since they started recruiting me,” Nwaneri told On3’s Chad Simmons on April 3. “Ever since my first visit, I already had an idea that it was going to be one of my top schools.”

“He plays a big part in my interest,” he added about Heupel. “With the season they had, that caught my eye. I’m getting the vibe that it’ll be somewhere that I can go in and be successful and contribute early for the team.”