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Four-star, top 50 receiver J.J. Jones names Tennessee to top schools

Yet another receiver to watch.

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Tennessee has been really busy at the receiver position over the last month. They’ve added two recent commitments at the position, landing Walker Merrill and Roc Taylor. Four-star receiver Jordan Mosley is currently the highest-ranked player in Tennessee’s class, completing the current trio in the 2021 class.

The Volunteers have also emerged as the frontrunner for top 50 overall prospect Julian Nixon, yet another receiver. But Tennessee isn’t done. Four-star receiver J.J. Jones named the Vols to his own top ten this week, placing them alongside of Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Michigan, South Carolina and Penn State.

The South Carolina native is the 49th ranked player in the 2021 class, per 247Sports. Jones checks in at 6-3, 195 pounds and is the second-ranked player in the state of South Carolina. Currently, the crystal ball projections lean in favor of the in-state Gamecocks.

Jones picked up his offer back in January following an unofficial visit to Knoxville. He’s now up to over 30 offers.

As a junior, Jones hauled in 45 passes for over 700 yards and 15 touchdowns. He’s a big-bodied receiver, but he can run too. He’s flashed quite a bit after the catch, showing an ability to break tackles and make things happen.

While receiver is no longer a need for Tennessee, Jones and Nixon are still two big-time targets to keep monitoring.