Jeremy Pruitt and his staff at Tennessee really seem to like players who have skills that translate to different positions on both sides of the ball. Tennessee added four-star athlete Bryce Thompson as a very late addition to their 2018 class in late May, and he can play either receiver or corner. Current Vol freshman Alontae Taylor also has the skill set to play either of those positions.
Pruitt and Co. like diversity and versatility for their players. And on Tuesday, they extended a scholarship to a 2019 prospect who fits that mold perfectly.
Jordan Huff is a three-star athlete from Madison, Georgia who is currently committed to Michigan State. But on Tuesday, he tweeted out that the Vols had given him a scholarship offer.
— jhuff 🥀 (@jordanhuff03) June 12, 2018
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Huff is currently the No. 472 overall player and 40th-ranked athlete in the 2019 class. He also has offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisville, and others.
Huff has been committed to Michigan State since Christmas of 2017. But that’s not going to stop teams from recruiting him, and Pruitt and his staff like what they see from Huff.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect is listed as an athlete, and for good reason. He does a little bit of everything for Morgan County High School and is as versatile as they come on the football field. He’s played running back, wide receiver, and cornerback. He even plays basketball for the school.
On offense, Huff has stellar speed and has soft hands. He makes several catches in traffic on his film and possesses really good awareness as a receiver. On defense, Huff knows how to play man coverage very effectively and isn’t afraid to get physical with receivers. He has solid instincts and breaks on the ball well. His awareness and football IQ is apparent no matter what position he’s playing.
As a junior, Huff caught 48 passes for 665 yards and four scores while carrying the ball 15 times for 99 yards and four touchdowns according to MaxPreps. On defense, he intercepted two passes and returned both for touchdowns while breaking up several other passes too. He was used more as a running back as a sophomore, running for 752 yards and five touchdowns on 134 carries.
Though he’s been committed to Michigan State for about half a year, Huff’s recruitment has started to heat up a little this summer. And he fits the mold perfectly for what Pruitt and his staff look for in athletes and corners, so expect Tennessee to apply the pressure on the Spartans.
It’s unclear right now where exactly Huff would play in college, but he has undeniable skill at either receiver or cornerback. His ceiling might be highest at corner, but he’s no slouch at receiver either.