Tennessee just picked up a huge commitment to add to their 2019 class. Four-star receiver Ramel Keyton just made his pledge to be a Volunteer, picking Tennessee over Auburn — just as five star offensive tackle Wanya Morris did two weeks ago.
Keyton (Marietta, Georgia) becomes Tennessee’s second highest ranked commit of the 2019 class, which now features seven players. He is the first receiver commitment of the class.
The 6-3 receiver pulled down 16 touchdowns last season while racking up nearly 1,200 yards. SBNation’s Bud Elliott offers us this on who Keyton is as a player.
There’s a lot to like about Keyton as a player. He is a legit 6’3, with the frame to play at over 200 pounds in college. Keyton is not a burner, but isn’t slow, and has a knack for coming down with the football thanks to a combination of good hands and body control. He is ranked the No. 168 player in the nation on the 247Sports Composite rankings.
After a rough year on the receiver front in 2018, Tennessee had to bounce back here. Jeremy Pruitt was able to pull in Alontae Taylor and Cedric Tillman. They ended up losing out on guys like Jacob Copeland and Jordan Young.
It’s worth noting that top 2020 quarterback and Tennessee target Harrison Bailey is a teammate of Keyton at Marietta. Could Tennessee use Keyton to add some momentum with Bailey?
Is Keyton’s recruitment over with? Not quite. He told Elliott last month that he still plans on visiting other schools like Ohio State and Penn State. That’s something we’ll be keeping a close eye on over the summer and the fall.