Tennessee football will be in need of a tight end in 2024, and the Vols may have found their guy.
Four-star prospect Brady Prieskorn, a class of 2024 tight end out of Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Mich., announced his top eight schools on Monday.
Prieskorn’s top eight includes Tennessee football as well as Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Ole Miss, Penn State, Georgia and Miami.
Prieskorn’s older brother, Caden, plays at Ole Miss. The Rebels have been pushing hard to pick up the younger Prieskorn. In-state Michigan has also been pushing hard for Prieskorn.
The Vols extended Prieskorn a scholarship offer last February. The need at the tight end position will become an issue next season.
With transfer McCallan Castles and current tight end Jacob Warren exhausting their eligibility in 2023, Tennessee football will be left with incoming freshman Ethan Davis. Prieskorn could come in and fill a major void.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder ranks as the No. 3 tight end in the 2024 class and the No. 2 prospect out of Michigan. Prieskorn also sits as the No. 59 prospect regardless of position.
The Vols’ coaches have made them a contender for Prieskorn’s talents.
“They have great coaches that will help me,” Prieskorn told On3. “They do good things with there (sic) TEs and it seems like they will do more with them in the future.”
Prieskorn finished 2022 with 648 yards and 10 touchdowns on 24 receptions. 247Sports’ Allen Trieu predicts Prieskorn to be a power-5 starter.
“Has an all-around skill set,” Trieu writes. “Physical, willing blocker who gives great effort and shows functional strength already despite still having a lot of room to grow into his body. Has played split out and can run routes and catch the ball like a wide receiver. Shows twitch and quickness off the line. Changes directions well for a big man and can create separation as a result. Tracks the ball and catches passes away from his body very naturally. Did not post gaudy high school numbers based on his team’s offensive system but has been a big-play threat for great program and does a lot of little things well. Has played more unattached and standing up than with his hand down but has the tools and and skills to really play in any role in a variety of sets.”