Josh Heupel has just landed his first quarterback commitment at Tennessee. After missing on Ty Simpson, the Volunteers rebounded today by landing four-star signal-caller Tayven Jackson.
Jackson made his announcement today on Twitter.
The 6-4, 195 pound Jackson is the 324th ranked prospect in the 2022 class, per the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s the 18th ranked pro-style quarterback in the class, and currently the eighth ranked player in the state of Indiana.
Jackson chose Tennessee over Florida State, Arizona State, Texas A&M and UCLA. He is the third commitment of the 2022 class for Tennessee to this point.
As a junior at Center Grove High School, Jackson completed 62 percent of his passes while throwing for over 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns. He’s won consecutive state titles in Indiana as a sophomore and junior. Jackson also doubles as a basketball star, scoring over 12 points per game last season on the hardwood.
Jackson will join a quarterback room next season that is already crowded. Harrison Bailey (SO), Brian Maurer (SO), Hendon Hooker (SR), Kaidon Salter (FR) and Joe Milton (JR) are currently set to battle it out for the job during fall camp. However, as we’ve seen around the college football world, the future of your quarterback room is never set in stone in the transfer portal era.