Tennessee is looking down the road at the quarterback position, but also isn’t looking too far from home.
The Vols became the first team to offer in-state, dual-threat QB Tylin Oden (6-5, 190 pounds) of Columbia, Tenn., on Friday morning. Kentucky quickly followed, also extending an offer later in the day on Friday.
Oden is an extremely intriguing prospect that, frankly, should be getting more attention than he has already. He has ideal height at 6-5, incredible athleticism and instincts, has nice touch on the ball, but throws some lasers on his film as well.
He has some development to do, mainly physically filling out his long frame and learning to consistently read defenses, while also fine-tuning his throwing mechanics. But his upside appears to be extremely high and it won’t be surprising at all to see the offers pour in soon. The Vols will likely glad they got the first one in.
Current Tennessee quarterbacks Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman are both scheduled to be seniors in 2016. the Vols expect to add quarterbacks Jauan Jennings and Quentin Dormady as early enrollees in the 2015 class.
Rivals.com ranks Oden as a four-star prospect.
Here’s his film via Hudl:
Here's a glimpse of the athleticism of Tylin Oden https://t.co/vwlglK2Z5M
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) December 5, 2014