Knoxville. Tenn. (WVLT)— Five Tennessee football signees are slated to participate in high school all-star games beginning Thursday night at 6 p.m. when the Under Armour All-America Game kicks off inside Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
Vol signees Wanya Morris, a five-star offensive tackle prospect from Loganville, Ga., and Jaylen McCollough, a four star defensive back from Powder Springs, Ga., are scheduled to participate in the Under Armour showcase, which will air on ESPN2. Also in Orlando is 5-Star offensive tackle Darnell Weight out of Huntington, West Virginia. Coveted by several schools, he’s a player the Vols would love to add to their roster come February.
On Saturday, three more Vol signees are expected to play in the All-American Bowl at 1 p.m. on Saturday inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Running back Eric Gray, from Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, wide receiver Ramel Keyton, from Marietta, Ga., and Quavaris Crouch, a linebacker from Charlotte, N.C., are scheduled to line up in the all-star game that will air on NBC.
Morris collected MaxPreps All-America second-team honors and was the cornerstone of a Grayson High School team that advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2018. He recorded 73 pancake blocks during his senior season.
McCollough led Hillgrove High School to a program-best 12-1 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals in 2018. The 6-0, 194-pounder is a consensus four-star recruit, who had 77 tackles as a junior in 2017 despite missing four games.
Gray, a USA Today First Team All-USA selection, was Tennessee's first-ever three-time winner of the Mr. Football honor. He set the state record for career touchdowns with 138. The 5-10, 195-pound four-star back finished with 2,499 yards and 40 scores, while leading Lausanne to the state semifinals in 2018.
A 6-3, 185-pounder, Keyton tallied 44 receptions for 694 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018 despite missing the second-half of his senior season with an injury. The four-star prospect led all players in Cobb County with 59 receptions for 1,298 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2017, helping lead Marietta to the state quarterfinals.
Crouch was North Carolina's No. 1 prospect after starring at Harding University High School. The 6-3, 230-pounder helped lead Harding to the state championship in 2017 by racking up 51 tackles and 14 sacks on defense and 3,246 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns on offense. His senior season was cut short due to injury in 2018.
He is expected to play linebacker in the All-American Bowl on Saturday and at Tennessee next fall.