After a quiet week, Jeremy Pruitt made sure Tennessee football recruiting picked back up Monday. A tight end out of Douglasville, Ga. picked the Volunteers.
Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t going to let Tennessee football sit for too long without a new commitment. On Monday, he ended the Vols’ weeklong drought of no pickups by getting the ball rolling with another player from a rival SEC state.
Tight end Miles Campbell has committed joined Rocky Top’s loaded 2021 class. A three-star on Rivals, Campbell is listed as the No. 21 ranked tight end nationally and the No. 28 player overall in the state of Georgia.
Coming out of South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Ga., Campbell is the 22nd commitment to Tennessee football’s No. 2 ranked 2021 recruiting class. He announced his commitment to the Vols on Monday, his 17th birthday, at noon on Twitter.
— MILES CAMPBELL (@Miles3campbell) May 18, 2020
Campbell is the second tight end committed to the class, following Roc Taylor out of Oxford, Ala. Both are three-star recruits. He is the third player from the state of Georgia, following four-star wide receiver Julian Nixon and four-star running back Cody Brown.
With Austin Pope entering his redshirt senior year and Jordan Allen and Princeton Fant both entering their redshirt junior years, Pruitt clearly needed to continue to build depth at tight end. Campbell joining Taylor does that.
Standing at 6’4″ 230 pounds, Campbell brings a solid bit of size to the position already. He clocked in a 4.65 40-yard dash as well, according to Matthew Ray of SI.com, so he brings good speed to the position as well. Here is a look at his highlight reel.
As you can see, Campbell is athletic enough to play both sides of the ball. He could make for a great edge rusher with the way he can get into the backfield. However, his shiftiness with the ball in his hands, his speed and his ability to line up at wideout make him destined to be a huge mismatch as a receiving tight end.
In addition to Campbell and Taylor, Tennessee football also will have redshirt sophomore Jacob Warren entering this year along with redshirt freshmen Sean Brown and Jackson Lowe. So Pruitt truly has stocked the position, and by 2022, the race for the top two guys in the rotation will be wide open.