Lawndale (N.C.) Burns wide receiver Josh Briscoe made his decision today at church between Clemson, Georgia Tech and Tennessee, the three teams he took official visits to. Tennessee won out in the end, but why?
"I chose Tennessee for a lot of reasons," said the 6-foot-3, 170-pounder who is ranked as the No. 40 wideout in the country. "I like the coaching staff, the winning tradition, the young quarterbacks they have there and the chance to get an education."
Briscoe, who caught 44 passes for 726 yards and nine scores as a junior, had 15 offers, narrowed things down to seven schools and then took three official visits.
"I knew it was Tennessee after my Georgia Tech visit," he said. "Clemson was too far into the country, Tech was too much into the city and Tennessee is in between."
Briscoe is good friends with fellow Tennessee commitment Jonathan Crompton. Did that play a role?
"A little bit because Jon and I are friends," he said. "But I was mainly looking at what was already there."
Briscoe estimates he has 37 catches for 760 yards and four touchdowns this year.