Jordan Young went from unranked to a four-star phenom seemingly overnight. And now the Vols have his pledge in the 2018 class.
Young was unrated for almost all of his recruitment until the final 247Sports rankings came out on Thursday of this week. And once those ratings came out, Young vaulted up from unranked to a four-star, top-200 overall player in the country.
And Friday afternoon, he committed to the Vols.
— JORDAN W. YOUNG? (@JY_8SZN) January 19, 2018
The Vols offered Young on January 14th, two days after he visited Tennessee’s campus. New Tennessee assistant coach Tracy Rocker visited Young on Wednesday of this week, and Young liked everything enough to go ahead and commit to the Vols.
Young is a track athlete as well as an explosive wide receiver who played for Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia. The 6-foot-3 receiver only had one other FBS offer before Tennessee gave him an offer, and that was from Coastal Carolina.
As a senior, Young posted some eye-popping numbers. He hauled in 66 catches for 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns. And speaking of eye-popping, just check out his highlight film below.
Young has a large frame, and he’s also a freak athlete, running a 4.4 second 40 yard dash time. He also has a 38 inch vertical. Young has a natural ability to high point throws, and he is fast enough to run under a deep pass and haul it in. He has great hands and is a big target in the red zone.
The Vols now have two projected receivers in their 2018 class. Tennessee signed four-star athlete Alontae Taylor in the early signing period, and now they have Young as a commitment.
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