Coaches get more creative with their recruiting strategies by the day, but Tennessee’s Butch Jones took it to another level with the recruitment of 5-star defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie.
McKenzie tweeted a picture that was sent by Jones to wish his parents a happy anniversary. It features a very Tennessee football-themed heart.
— Kahlil McKenzie (@KM1_Era) June 10, 2014
Winning over parents is incredibly important in recruiting, and it certainly seems like a focus for Jones and the Vols staff. We’ve never seen a tactic like this.
247Sports’ composite rankings list McKenzie as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the 2015 class. 97% of the site’s experts predict that he will choose the Vols over Alabama, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a slew of other big time programs. Time will tell if this heart moves that number to 100%.