Hornsby is the No. 337 overall prospect and No. 52 wide receiver in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 6 player in New Jersey.
Tennessee is off to a fast start in the 2024 cycle
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The Volunteers have a commitment from one wide receiver in Sardis (Miss.) North Panola four-star wide receiver JJ Harrell. Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day School four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star tight end Jonathan Echols and Nashville (Tenn.) Lipscomb Academy four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley are other players pledged to head coach Josh Heupel and his staff.
Tennessee’s 2024 class is also comprised of Cleveland (Tenn.) Bradley Central On3 four-star Marcus Goree, Fort Collins (Colo.) Fossil Ridge three-star offensive tackle Gage Ginther, Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie School three-star defensive lineman Carson Gentle and Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Middle Tennessee Christian School three-star offensive tackle Jesse Perry. Ginther and Perry chose the Volunteers over two days earlier this month.
In addition to Hornsby, Tennessee is hoping to land many other talented prospects. They include Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Lee’s Summit North five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri.
“I feel real good about them, ever since they started recruiting me,” Nwaneri told On3’s Chad Simmons on April 3. “Ever since my first visit, I already had an idea that it was going to be one of my top schools.”
“He plays a big part in my interest,” he added about Heupel. “With the season they had, that caught my eye. I’m getting the vibe that it’ll be somewhere that I can go in and be successful and contribute early for the team.”