Walker Merrill – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE: Fast, athletic wide receiver who plays out of the slot … Enrolled at Tennessee in January 2021 and went through spring practice … Played in nine games with one start his freshman year.  Had one reception for 12 yards vs. #13 Ole Miss (10/16) … Made his first-career start against Tennessee Tech (9/18), securing four catches for 40 yards. Both were firsts in his career … Made college debut in season-opening win over Bowling Green (9/2).  Source: utsports.com

BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus top-10 player in the state of Tennessee by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com … Rated the No. 9 player in the state of Tennessee and No. 57 wide receiver in the country by the 247Sports Composite … A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and ESPN.com … Was a third-team selection on The Tennessean 2019 All-Midstate Team … Named to 6-6A All-Region team as a junior in 2019 … Played a major role in Brentwood High School’s run to the Tennessee Class 6A State Championship game in 2020 with a record-setting season for the Bruins … As a senior in 2020, set school records for single-game receptions (16), single-game receiving yards (206) and single-season catches (100) … Had 1,173 receiving yards (second most in school history) and caught eight touchdown passes as a senior in 2020 … Helped lead the Bruins to a Class 6A Region 6 championship and the quarterfinals of the state playoffs as a junior in 2019 with 62 catches for 568 yards … Received offers from 23 schools … Committed to the Vols in March 2020 … Coached by Ron Crawford.  Source: utsports.com