Vols Remain Near The Top For In-State Star

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    Tennessee remained in the top five for in-state ‘athlete’ JaCoby Stevens, one of the top overall players in the nation and a big priority for the Vols in this class.

    Stevens updated his top seven via Twitter on Monday evening, adding Clemson and Auburn and bumping USC and Oklahoma off the list for now. But Stevens mentioned that he remains open to other schools and is leaving his commitment date “undetermined.”

    Stevens has visited the Vols multiple times and his in-state school has remained near the top of his list consistently, though national competition will make him a tough get in this class.

    Here’s the full RTI recruiting profile for Stevens:

     

    Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 9.59.57 AMAthlete – 2017 Class
    6-2, 193 pounds
    Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland)

    Other top offers
    Georgia, LSU, FSU, Florida, USC, Oklahoma

    Status
    Widely considered a top 25 player in the nation, Stevens named a top seven of Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, UT, LSU and FSU in late May. Michigan and others are making a hard push to be under consideration as well and Stevens has indicated he’s open to list to anybody. Stevens has been a high priority for the Vols in this class for years, but could be a tough get with all of the national competition.

     Ratings

    247Sports: ★★★
    ESPN.com: ★★★
    Rivals.com★★★★
    Scout.com: ★★★

    RTI average: 4-stars

     How he fits 

    Stevens is about as versatile and impressive of an athlete as there is in the 2017 class. He plays safety, cornerback, running back and receiver at the highest level in Tennessee high school football, and does it all with relative ease. He likely projects as a safety in college, but he can help a team in many ways.

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