Tennessee adds another elite commit as Georgia DB Jaylen McCollough pledges to Vols
Tennessee has just added commit No. 19 on Friday as Powder Springs, Ga., native Jaylen McCollough pledged to the Vols over South Carolina, Alabama and Auburn during a commitment ceremony at his high school.
The 6-foot, 194-pound defensive back is rated as the nation’s No. 10 safety in the nation and the No. 131 overall prospect in the country according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. His commitment gives Tennessee the No. 11 recruiting class in the nation and No. 5 class in the SEC.
He now joins an impressive list of defensive backs committed to play for Jeremy Pruitt on Rocky Top as four-star safety Anthony Harris, four-star cornerback Tyus Fields, three-star DB Aaron Beasley and three-star Warren Burrell were already all pledged to play for the Tennessee program.
Here’s what McCollough had to say on why he picked the Vols:
“Coach Pruitt, I love Coach Pruitt. We are going to turn this program around,” McCollough said.
As far as when he made his decision, he said he’s known for some time he was going to pick Tennessee.
“I’ve known since July, I committed to the staff then (during a trip to Knoxville),” he said.
While McCollough committed during a ceremony at his school, he also released the following message on Twitter explaining his decision:
To get an idea of what he could bring to Jeremy Pruitt’s defense on Rocky Top, check out his junior season highlight reel: