Tennessee had a minor need at the tight end position in their 2021 class and they filled it on Monday afternoon. Three-star prospect Miles Campbell gave his commitment to the Volunteers, bringing their class to 22 commitments overall.
The 6-3, 235 pound tight end is the lone commitment for Tennessee at the position in this class. He won’t be asked to play right away, but as our own Clint Eiland suggests, he’s full of potential.
The main thing with Campbell is the potential. He is a kid who would’ve benefited greatly from summer camps, where he could show off his athleticism, while also picking up and refining some technique. Campbell is not a finished product—but he has all the tools to be a very well-rounded tight end.
Campbell caught 54 passes for 620 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior at South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Georgia. He lined up as both a receiver on the outside while also putting his hand in the dirt at the traditional tight end spot. Campbell also doubled as a defensive player, manning the edge at outside linebacker.
Offensively, he shows burst, acceleration and ability after the catch. The willingness as a blocker is also there, though he may not have the most experience at the position. It’s entirely possible that Campbell could be used as a big slot receiver to start, which we’ve seen become more popular in the sport in recent seasons.
He joins a fascinating group at the position, which will include Jacob Warren, Sean Brown and Jackson Lowe in 2021.