It’s a big week for Tennessee quarterback commit Kaidon Salter. The class of 2021 four-star passer will compete in a real, live sporting event over the next few days in Nashville, participating in the Elite 11 finals.
20 of the best quarterbacks in nation will compete in Murfreesboro after making in through two regional events before the coronavirus shutdown.
Salter, a 6-1, 185 pound quarterback out of Cedar Hill Texas, committed to Tennessee this spring during their hot streak in May. He visited Knoxville just before the recruiting pause, a move that turned into gold for the Volunteers. 247Sports ranks Salter as the 62nd overall player in the class — the fourth ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2021.
Now he’s set to compete against the nation’s best passers on one of college football recruiting’s biggest stages. Salter threw for over 2,500 yards as a junior, tossing 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions. His big arm is impressive, offering tons of potential down the road. 247Sports compared him to a similar player now in the NFL — Jordan Love.
With Salter in place, Tennessee now sits third nationally in the recruiting class rankings with 23 commitments. It’s the second big addition in consecutive seasons for the Volunteers at the quarterback position, with Salter following Harrison Bailey from the 2020 cycle.
Competing with Salter this week in Nashville will be some of the biggest names in the class, including Brock Vandagriff, Caleb Williams, J.J. McCarthy, Drake Maye, Miller Moss and Christian Veilleux.
We’ll have updates as they become available throughout the week.