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    Tennessee Vols make unfortunate mistake during key 5-star recruit's official visit

    By Zach Ragan,

    27 days ago

    The Tennessee Vols made an unfortunate mistake this weekend during five-star offensive tackle David Sanders Jr's official visit to Rocky Top.

    Sanders, 6-foot-6/290 lbs from Charlotte, NC, is rated in 247Sports' composite rankings as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 2 overall player in the 2025 recruiting class.

    Tennessee is one of the top contenders for Sanders, along with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Ohio State.

    Sanders has visited Tennessee numerous times over the last year, but his official visit to UT is obviously a massively important weekend for the Vols.

    And unfortunately for Tennessee, it appears there was a small typo on Sanders' place card at dinner on Saturday.

    Instead of the place card reading "David Sanders Jr", it read "Davis Sanders Jr".

    That's a small and understandable mistake -- the S and the D are right beside each other on keyboards, after all.

    But as you can imagine, the internet is already giving Tennessee a hard time about the mistake.

    That's a tough look for the Vols. It's not that it's a major mistake, but it gives other programs a chance to poke fun at Tennessee. And that's the last thing the Vols want as they continue their pursuit of Sanders, a player the program badly needs to land.

    The good news for the Vols is that Sanders almost certainly won't be basing his decision on his name getting misspelled on a place card during a weekend in June. But at the same time, this definitely isn't the kind of attention the Vols want coming out of a huge recruiting weekend.

    Related: Bob Stoops tells story about Tennessee HC Josh Heupel's incredible competitiveness

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