Tennessee is still in the running for offensive lineman T.J. Leifheit from Hoggard High School in Wilmington, N.C.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Leifheit told the News Sentinel on Monday that he’s narrowed his list to five schools: UT, LSU, North Carolina, Florida State and Southern Cal.
“I just felt the best relationship with those five schools and their coaches,” he said. “I had outstanding visits to all of them.”
Leifheit eliminated Florida and North Carolina State from his list during the weekend.
He is being recruited by UT assistant coaches David Reaves and James Cregg.
Leifheit, who attended UT’s Orange and White game on April 18, said last week that he was impressed with the coaching staff’s work ethic.
“All the coaches are full of energy and they’re always running around,” Leifheit said. “I think they’re going to win a lot of games there.”
Leifheit said he hopes to make his college decision by October. He plans to graduate early and enroll in college in January.
He said he hasn’t scheduled any official visits for this fall.