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College Football Recruiting: Nation’s No. 2 OLB JJ Peterson commits to Tennessee

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Massive pull.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 25 Vanderbilt at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jeremy Pruitt and his staff have hit the ground running on the trail, making up for lost time. From the moment he and his staff arrived in Knoxville, one of their top targets has been linebacker JJ Peterson.

Today, that top target committed to Tennessee at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, despite never even visiting Knoxville.

Peterson checks in as the No. 2 overall outside linebacker prospect, landing inside 247 Sports’ top 50 players. The 6-1, 210 pound linebacker attends Colquitt County High School, which just so happens to be where Rush Propst coaches — who was Jeremy Pruitt’s old boss at Hoover High School.

Peterson has played both on the inside and outside in high school. He was athletic enough to even return kick-offs. He is the eight ranked player out of the state of Georgia and considered to be a four star prospect.

With Peterson in, Tennessee will now go full court press after top prospects like Jacob Copeland, Olaijah Griffin and Isaac Taylor-Stuart.