Tennessee football recruiting picked up another 2020 commitment at wide receiver. Jalin Hyatt of Irmo, S.C. selected the Volunteers.
With four seniors and two juniors returning as the top six players in the rotation for Tennessee football at wide receiver, that is certainly a position of need for the future. In fact, it’s actually becoming an urgent need.
Sure, 2019 commitments Jerrod Means and Ramel Keyton help. But Jeremy Pruitt needs to add more to make sure his options aren’t limited. After all, receiver is one position that requires a good bit of depth.
On Saturday, the Vols got help on that front. Jalin Hyatt of Irmo, S.C. committed to UT. A three-star on Rivals out of Dutch Fork High School, Hyatt is a top 100 receiver nationally. He announced Tennessee football as his pick with a video on Twitter.
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Hyatt is the second official receiver technically committed to the Vols for 2020, joining three-star Jimmy Calloway. However, three-star athlete Darion Williamson is likely to play receiver as well, which makes for three commitments to the class.
Also, Hyatt is the 13th commitment for a top 30 2020 class that needs to move up. The good news for UT, though, is that four-star receiver Jordan Mosley is also committed for 2021, so the program is building depth at the position for the future.
At 6’2″ 170 pounds, Hyatt probably needs to put on more weight to match his size, which indicates a true wideout. However, he clearly has potential to be an effective player. Here is a look at his highlight reel.
As you can see, Hyatt has an incredible amount of speed. And, as demonstrated by his first catch, he has incredible hands. Looking at those two, it’s hard to see how he was only a three-star on Rivals. But, again, his lack of weight an unproven route-running could be an issue.
Either way, Hyatt is a big get for Tennessee football. Jeremy Pruitt appears to have found another steal in him, and he could be primed to make an impact by his sophomore year. So watch out for him in the future.