Four-Star Safety Offered By Vols


Sep 7, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers cheerleaders filp over their teams touchdown against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 52-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers can’t recruit in Georgia.

At least that’s what former Georgia defensive end David Pollack would have you believe.

The former Bulldog has said on multiple occasions that Tennessee can’t have recruiting success in Georgia — which isn’t true at all.

Four of the Vols’ 2014 newcomers hail from Georgia, as well as two of their 2015 commits.

Thankfully for Vol fans, the UT coaching staff doesn’t pay any attention to Pollack’s comments and they continue to go after the talent in Georgia.

The Vols’ latest foray into Georgia comes via a scholarship offer to four-star safety Jordan Colbert.

Colbert is a 6’2″/205 lb safety/outside linebacker from Griffin, GA (Griffin).

247Sports’ composite rankings have him as the 13th best safety in the nation and the 24th best player in the state of Georgia.

Colbert fits the physical mold of a typical Butch Jones safety — he’s long and tall. He’d obviously fit in perfectly to the Vols’ secondary, but it’ll be hard to get a commitment from the Georgia native. He has been offered by some major schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and North Carolina, as well as several others.

This recruiting battle will be a tough one that’ll go down to the wire. The Vols will likely be in the thick of it, but it’s hard to tell where they stand just yet.

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