Tennessee currently has just one receiver committed to the class of 2020, but he appears to be a good one. Four-star receivers Jalin Hyatt is a human highlight reel for Dutch Fork High School in South Carolina, and yesterday was no different.
The 6-2 receiver led his team to a state title, catching three touchdowns in the process. Hyatt has a reported 4.31 time in the 40 yard dash, which you can see on full display here.
Vol commit Jalin Hyatt (@jalinhyatt) opens up the state championship with an 80-yard touchdown for Dutch Fork. pic.twitter.com/Ha11sWHkYu— More Important Issues (@More_Issues) December 7, 2019
Both Jeremy Pruitt and Jim Chaney were in the building for this game, making sure that they’ve got Hyatt locked down ahead of the early signing period. After the game, they made their in-home visit, having dinner at Hyatt’s family home.
Here’s Hyatt’s game winning touchdown catch, which shows him with a clean release off the line of scrimmage, then a burst down the sidelines to get open for the score.
Tennessee commit Jalin Hyatt makes game-winning catch in South Carolina State Championship game for Dutch Fork. Hyatt has three touchdowns in the game. pic.twitter.com/Za5zzw2lSh— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) December 8, 2019
Tennessee will lose Jauan Jennings, Marquez Callaway and Tyler Byrd at the end of this season, freeing up tons of potential snaps. Josh Palmer and Brandon Johnson figure to slide into those opportunities, but there’s an opportunity for some younger, unproven guys to get plenty of run in the 2020 offense.
You better throw Hyatt into that mix, because he’s a big play waiting to happen. Hyatt will need to add a little weight to his frame and get stronger, but that speed can make an immediate impact for the Volunteers, who have nothing like him currently on the roster.
The senior receiver from Irmo, South Carolina caught 66 passes on the season, totaling 1,361 yards and a staggering 26 touchdowns. He’s been committed to Tennessee since July.
Hyatt is the 322nd ranked player in the 2020 class, according to 247 Sports. He finished his high school career with over 3,600 receiving yards — and a 51-1-1 record over four years. He’s one to watch heading into camp next fall.