“They’re really cool dudes. They love me,” Bishop said. “We talk at least once a week, and they’re just good guys to be around.
“I mean, (Mack is) just a cool guy. He looks after young kids. He wants the talent to be there. He loves me. He talks about what they’re doing and what I could do to get better, and I ask him questions like that.”
He said he got a better feel for Tennessee during his latest visit there July 31 for its “Rocky Top Palooza” event.
“I mean, just toured the school, got to see the dorms, get a look at their offense and getting a feel of the offense, too, and just getting a feel of being here and what it’s like to be at Tennessee,” Bishop said. “They showed us what their offense is looking like, what they’re used to running at UCF, and it’s a dynamic offense. They spread the field, they run hard and it’s physical.”
The Vols haven’t told him exactly which position they might envision him playing in college. He’s primarily a running back at Karns, but he also got some work as a slot receiver when he attended Tennessee’s camp.
“They just ask me all the time, how are we getting the ball to me (at Karns)?” said Bishop, who also holds early offers from Tulane, Austin Peay and Eastern Kentucky. “They like that I’m playing slot and running back. They love that about me.”
It won’t be long before he visits the Vols again. He said he also might hit the road to attend games at other schools this season, but he doesn’t have any visits planned at the moment beyond his upcoming trip to Tennessee. He said Boston College, Virginia Tech, Kentucky and Miami (Ohio) have started to show interest in him.
“I’m for sure going to Tennessee,” he said. “That’s the only one I really have booked right now. I’ll be at the opener.”