5-star Ari Watford takes first Tennessee visit

Five-star edge rusher Ari Watford made his first visit to Tennessee on Friday.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound edge rusher is from Maury High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Watford is the No. 26 overall prospect in the class of 2025. He ranks as the No. 4 edge rusher and No. 1 player in the state of Virginia, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

He was named a second-team MaxPreps High School Football Sophomore All-American last season. Watford also earned first-team All-Region and first-team All-State honors.

Watford holds over 15 offers from Power Five programs, including Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, USC and Penn State.

More Recruiting!

Nation's No. 1 prospect Dylan Stewart schedules visit to Tennessee

Freshman All-American Shaun Scott discusses offer from Vols

Tennessee offers 4-star wide receiver Cameron Coleman

5-star offensive tackle Mason Short schedules visit to Tennessee

4-star offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal schedules visit to Tennessee

Follow @VolsWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Tennessee news, notes, and opinions. You can also follow Zach McKinnell on Twitter @zachmckinnell 

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire