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Tennessee visit impresses Gilleylen

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Tennessee was the second school to host three-star wide receiver Curenski Gilleylen on an official visit this past weekend. The talented Leander, Texas prospect came away impressed, but more visits are upcoming before he makes a decision.
The 6-foot, 210-pounder says that everything he saw in Knoxville on his trip to see the Volunteers was "really nice." Still, Gilleylen says that he's got at least one more visit planned and will make a decision some time closer to Signing Day.
"At Tennessee, I just really liked the surroundings there which was kind of similar to Austin, Texas," Gilleylen said. "So you have to like something like that where it's a home away from home.
"The coaches were nice as well. I got a chance to speak with coach Phillip Fulmer and coach Trooper Taylor. I liked their philosophies on offense and the styles they use. It seems like something I'd buy into."
Gilleylen also said that he was told he had a scholarship offer on the table from the Volunteers after his visit, but he wasn't pressured to commit on the spot.
"They just made me feel welcome with no pressure," Gilleylen said. "They were just letting me know that if I was interested, they were going to accept me with open arms."
Gilleylen has penciled in another official visit for this weekend.
"I do have a visit coming up for Nebraska this weekend on Jan. 19," Gilleylen said. "Obviously after that, I'll have a decision unless another visit pops up. I like Nebraska because they're an up-and-coming program. I like that they're known for good athletics and academics."
Miami was a one-time leader for the Lone Star prospect. Though the contact hasn't been as heavy from the Hurricanes as it once was, Gilleylen says anything can happen.
"I'm not really sure about a favorite school right now," he said. "I'm just trying to take these visits and sort it out. If Miami contacted me to say they wanted me, I'd try to talk to them about a visit after I go to Nebraska.
"Right now, they're just in the back of my mind."
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