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New receiver target nets offer, schedules OV with Vols

Tennessee continues to search for potential burners at wideout in the 2019 class, with a new name emerging Wednesday.

The Vols extended a scholarship to Xavier Legette — a 6-foot-3, 193-pound athlete from Mullins (South Carolina) High. Legette is a late-blooming prospect who just picked up a scholarship from South Carolina, too.

“I got the news today,” he told VolQuest.

“I was very proud. Really excited. They told me they wanted to offer me a full-ride scholarship to Tennessee.”

In the last few days, Legette, who plays quarterback, receiver, corner and safety for Mullins, has spoken with Vols player personnel director Drew Hughes, outside linebackers coach and area recruiter Chris Rumph and head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

He didn’t have a long conversation with Pruitt on Wednesday, but UT’s head coach did “ask me how I felt about getting an offer?”

“I told him it was a great feeling,” Legette said.

“He told me he’s recruiting me as an athlete, so I can play any position I like.”

Legette prefers to play receiver at the next level, but he’s open to the idea of safety, too. He clocked a 4.45 at a Charleston Southern camp this summer.

“(Tennessee) likes my size and how I attack the ball.”

South Carolina, which is looking at Legette as a potential blue or gray shirt option, and Wake Forest are the other two Power 5 schools currently in contact with Legette. More attention could be coming soon, too.

“I guess it’s just my film,” Legette said on why his recruitment is suddenly starting to heat up.

“Teams are starting to like how I play on the field.”

Legette told VolQuest he will take his first official visit this weekend to Tennessee. He’s eager to meet Jeremy Pruitt and receivers coach David Johnson. He plans on being back at South Carolina in two weeks.