JUST IN: Five-star Vols QB commit returning to Tennessee along with a special personality

Five-star Tennessee quarterback commitment George MacIntyre plans to return to Knoxville soon with a five-star Vols target.

George MacIntyre, Brentwood Academy, Quarterback

Five-star Tennessee quarterback commitment George MacIntyre of Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy plans to return to Knoxville this weekend for a two-day visit with the Vols that will allow him to attend their first spring practice. He expects to be joined by an outstanding wide receiver who is one of Tennessee’s top targets for the position.

MacIntyre informed GoVols247 that he plans to visit Tennessee on Sunday and Monday. He announced Thursday afternoon on his X account that five-star Class of 2025 wide receiver Jaime Ffrench, a former Alabama commitment from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla., will also attend.

“Back in Knoxville this week,” MacIntyre wrote. “Special visitor will be there also @jaimeffrenchjr.”

Ffrench, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 185 pounds, has planned his first trip to Tennessee for this spring. He informed 247Sports’ Tom Loy last month that the Vols planned to host him on April 8.

Ffrench returned from a visit to LSU last weekend. Following the visit, he informed 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong that he has “set an official visit (to LSU) for the first weekend in May.”

On the 247Sports Crystal Ball, Ohio State received two predictions for Ffrench. Both predictions were made since last week, with the most recent coming from 247Sports’ Tom Loy on Wednesday.

Ffrench is a five-star recruit in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, where he is ranked No. 16 overall, No. 3 wide receiver in the 2025 class, and No. 3 junior in Florida. According to 247Sports, he is a four-star prospect ranked No. 30 overall and No. 4 wide receiver in the 2025 class.

Ffrench has been one of Tennessee’s top wide receiver targets since declaring his decision to leave Alabama on Jan. 14 following the resignation of former Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban. MacIntyre has also spent significant time recruiting Ffrench for the Vols. In late February, MacIntyre specifically mentioned Ffrench, five-star offensive tackle David Sanders Jr., and four-star offensive tackle Juan Gaston as players he had been prioritizing, as well as two of his Tennessee Select 7-on-7 teammates: wide receiver Radarious Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., and four-star athlete Cameron Sparks of Chattanooga, Tenn.

“I would say I’m mostly focused on the offensive side of the ball, besides the in-state kids,” MacIntyre said at the time.

According to 247Sports’ official appraisal of Ffrench, published by director of scouting Andrew Ivins, the prized receiver is “a skilled route-runner with superb body control and strong hands.”

“Measured roughly 6-foot-1, 175 pounds (during the) summer before 11th-grade year, but at times can play much bigger than the numbers suggest as he fights for positioning and secures the prize,” Ivins wrote in his review of Ffrench. “His attention to detail helps him to separate beneath, and his nimble feet keep defenders off balance as he targets the deeper sections of the field.

“May not be a true burner, but he has good testing results for his age and has proven that he can win his fair share of foot races. Does an excellent job of managing traffic and is the type of ball carrier who appreciates the importance of just scooping up the yardage that is offered to him.

“Must continue to improve and absorb any and all coaching, but he has the tools to emerge as a go-to target at the Power Five level. He is likely to bring some versatility to the wide receiver room of his choice, as he can play outside or inside depending on how his body develops. Overall polish could propel him to the field early in his collegiate career, similar to his older brother (Maurice Ffrench), who established some single-season records at Pittsburgh before moving on to the NFL.”

 

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