The Tennessee Vols are swinging for the fences with their latest recruiting offer.

Tennessee extended an offer this week to 2023 five-star wide receiver Jurrion Dickey.

Dickey, 6-foot-3/210 lbs from East Palo Alto, CA (Valley Christian), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 8 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 6 player in the state of California. He’s also rated as the No. 50 overall player in the 2023 recruiting class.

Here’s the scouting report on Dickey from 247Sports national recruiting expert Chris Singletary:

He has soft hands and doesn’t fight the ball, very natural in catching the ball and making a football move. Uses excellent body control when going up for 50/50 balls. He wins these contested catches the majority of the time where he is able to outjump most defenders. Nice job using his size, quick feet and power to get off the ball when he is pressed by the defensive back and keep the timing on his routes. Does a good job using his speed to stretch the field as well as showcasing yac ability after catches. More than a willing blocker who is aggressive when blocking and can stay on his feet to control the defender.

Dickey committed to the Oregon Ducks back in May. The talented five-star recruit told that he committed to Oregon because of the atmosphere.

What made it the right school for me was just the atmosphere in general,” said Dickey. “It’s a different type of feeling when you go up there, and everybody seems to love it up there.”

Tennessee flipping Dickey is probably a longshot. But if you’re a Vols fan, it should be nice to see Josh Heupel and his staff taking a swing at one of the best players in the 2023 recruiting class.

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, right?

Who knows, maybe the Vols get Dickey on campus and he loves it. Maybe Dickey will see the NIL opportunities in Knoxville and decide he wants to head east (though it could be tough to leave Oregon and their Nike cash behind). Anything can happen in the world of recruiting. Regardless of what happens with Dickey, it should be encouraging for Tennessee fans that Heupel isn’t settling for “average talent”.

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