Tennessee football: Ranking Vols four 2020 early enrollees by potential

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Pick Analysis. Jimmy Holiday. 839. Scouting Report. Athlete. Madison, Miss.. 1. player

We have two four-stars and a five-star on this list, but the guy who tops it is a three-star. Now that’s ironic. However, Jimmy Holiday brings lots of raw talent to Tennessee football, and being an early enrollee will help him a lot.

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As an athlete, Holiday ran a 4.3 40-time in high school. So the 6’1″ 180-pound Alabama prospect who went to Madison Central High School has insane speed. What’s holding him back? The only thing that kept him from being more highly rated was the fact that people don’t know where to put him in college.

Holiday may be able to play quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He was a dual-threat quarterback in high school. This is why he tops the list, though. Being an early enrollee allows Jeremy Pruitt to figure out exactly where he belongs, and that gives him a head start over other athletes and also allows him to get acclimated to things early.

Because of that, the athlete thing that now held him back is nullified. Holiday could join Harrison Bailey in competing for the No. 2 spot at quarterback, or he could find his way into a rotational position as a slot receiver. Heck, he could sneak into a safety spot as well, which does have a potential opening with the departure of Nigel Warrior.

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Simply put, Tennessee football has options with this guy, and he’s a ridiculous athlete. Whether or not he is able to get into a rotation with any unit this year is up for debate. But being an early enrollee helps him figure out those things, and it gives him a huge advantage. That’s why he tops this list.