Although they have not seen results on the field (and it was too early to expect much last season), Butch Jones has recruited at a high level since taking over as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers over a year ago.
He proved that again on Monday when he landed a commitment from one of the nation’s best athletes.
4-star quarterback/safety Jauan Jennings gave his pledge to the Volunteers.
“Really, Tennessee is just a great place to be,” Jennings told 24/7 Sports. “The coaches there, they really talk to you more from just a player-coach standpoint. Really, they just stress the importance of an academic scholarship and how that carries farther on than you playing football.
The 6’4, 186-pound Jennings attends Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Jennings is ranked as the 13th best athlete prospect, the fourth best overall prospect in the state of Tennessee and 149th best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Jennings chose the Volunteers over offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and Penn State Nittany Lions, among many others.