You probably hadn’t heard of this guy until a couple days ago. A search through the recruiting databases wouldn’t have turned up much information. You would have found no stars by his name and offers from small schools like Coastal Carolina, Valdosta State and West Virginia State.
That all changed when Tennessee unearthed this hidden gem. The Vols sent out an offer this week and suddenly Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State and others were playing catch up. All of the sudden, he’s listed as a four star recruit on 247 Sports’ database — checking in inside of their new top 200.
The player is Jordan Young, a receiver out of Conyers, Georgia. The 6-2, 185 pound receiver put up massive numbers in his final year of high school football, catching 66 passes for 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Young didn’t give any other power five school a chance to sway him. He’s sticking with the Vols, the first and only power five team to offer him.
Tennessee returns receivers Marquez Callaway, Brandon Johnson — and potentially (probably) Jauan Jennings as upperclassmen. But they’ll also have Josh Palmer, Jordan Murphy, Latrell Williams, Jacquez Jones returning as sophomores. Alontae Taylor will also be in the mix as a true freshman.
Here’s more of Young’s backstory, along with some highlights from his senior season.
According to 247, Young ranks as the 4th highest player in Tennessee’s 2018 class, just behind JJ Peterson, Alontae Taylor and Greg Emerson.