Tennessee lands first commitment of 2023 class from safety out of Georgia
Tennessee landed its first commitment of the Class of 2023 on Saturday when Jack Luttrell of Dacula, Georgia, (Hebron Christian) outside of Atlanta, committed to the Vols.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back is not yet rated by the 247Sports Composite, but he is the No. 39 player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports. He has six offers, including Arkansas and Texas A&M.
“It was in the back of my head, knowing that this is what I want to do,” Luttrell told Volquest. “My mom wasn’t really for it at first until she got to meet the coaches and get up here, but once I got up here and she met the coaches and realized that all of the things I had been telling her, she was like, ‘this is the place for you.’
“Just being able to come back here a second time with my mom, because the last time we came up, it was just me and my Dad. It really just felt like the place for me. The coaches, the environment, the families of the coaches. It just feels like a special place and a place ready for change, and I want to be a part of that change.”
Both of Luttrell’s parents reportedly have ties to Knoxville. His father is from the Knoxville area, and played football at Carson-Newman in nearby Jefferson City, along with his mother who played soccer.
Here are his highlights from Hudl: