In-state specialist commits to Tennessee
The Tennessee Volunteers may have landed their kicker of the future Wednesday night.
In-state placekicker JT Carver (Martin, Tennessee) opted to be a preferred walk-on for the Vols instead of scholarship offers from Michigan and UT-Martin. He’s currently not ranked as a kicker, but we’re betting that will change in the near-future.
“First of all I want to thank God for everything he has blessed me with,” Carver wrote on Twitter. “Also I want to thank my family and friends for all their support through this long process. I would like to thank all of my coaches throughout middle school and high school that have coached and taught me so much. I want to thank Coach Wilhoit and every other kicking coach that has helped me through the years. Finally I would like to thank Coach Pruitt and all the coaches on staff at Tennessee for giving me this opportunity to further my academic and athletic career. With that being said, I am excited to announce that I am 100 percent committed to the University of Tennessee!”
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound kicker has a big leg, and he becomes the Vols only kicker commit for the class of 2021. His father, Keith Carver, worked at Tennessee for several years before becoming the chancellor at UT-Martin.
Carver’s personal kicking coach is former Vols kicker James Wilhoit.