Tennessee football recruiting went to Alabama for its first 2021 commitment. Mobile, Ala. four-star wide receiver Jordan Mosley chose the Volunteers.
Tee Martin being back on Rocky Top is already paying off. The national championship quarterback helped secure the first member of the 2021 for Tennessee football recruiting class, and he just happens to be a guy from Martin’s hometown playing the position Martin coaches.
Jeremy Pruitt received a commitment from wide receiver Jordan Mosley, a four-star on Rivals who comes from Mobile, Ala., on Saturday. Martin was Mosley’s primary recruiter, according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
Mosley played at McGill Toolen High School in Mobile and is ranked the No. 35 player nationally at his position and the No. 8 player in the state. He announced his commitment to the Vols on Twitter Saturday evening.
At 6’0″ 180 pounds, Mosley posted a 4.58 40-time and a 37-inch vertical at The Opening Regional in the New Orleans area in March, according to Ryan Callahan of GoVols247. Barton Simmons, scouting director of 247Sports, named him one of the top offensive performers there.
Those numbers are a big deal for a guy who was coming off of his sophomore year. There is plenty of reason to believe he can pick up some size and speed before he enrolls in college, which makes him a huge get. Here is a look at Mosley’s highlight reel.
As you can see, Mosley is already incredible at using his vertical to win jump-balls against defenders. If he grows just a bit, that ability should translate to the next level. Add in his solid hands and impressive breakaway speed, which was shown here, and it’s clear that his potential is through the roof.
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Tennessee football’s needs at wide receiver also make Mosley a huge pickup. This year alone, the Vols have four seniors and two juniors who are likely to be among the top six players in the wide receiver rotation. They have some other talent, and they added two people to the 2019 class, but none of it is proven.
Because of that, Pruitt needs as much help as possible at the position. So a four-star wide receiver being the first commitment to his 2021 class is certainly something to celebrate at this moment. It’s a good start for the Vols, who are on a roll after securing a commitment from four-star 2020 local offensive lineman and legacy player Cooper Mays on Friday.
Meanwhile, Mosley demonstrates how big it was for Pruitt to bring in Martin. They both are from Alabama and have huge Georgia connections. But Pruitt’s connections are from the northern part of the state, and Martin’s connections are from the southern part of the state. So they have all of Nick Saban’s backyard covered now, which is a huge deal.
Perhaps Mosley is the first in a string of coups Tennessee football pulls off from the state of Alabama. He’s certainly a great early pickup for the Vols at the moment. And he shows just what Pruitt and co. are building on Rocky Top.