Most Vol fans are focusing exclusively on the Vols’ efforts in the 2019 recruiting class right now. But Tennessee just picked up a big commitment in their 2020 class on Tuesday night.
Jordan Davis is a junior college defensive end who plays for Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He was once committed to Alabama, but he decommitted from the Tide recently and took to Twitter to announce his commitment to the Vols on Tuesday night.
Now would like to Say “ I Am Now Committed….” %100? pic.twitter.com/Vug1A2kIUw
— Jordan Davis… (@jlpdavis99) November 14, 2018
Davis played for Southwind High School in Memphis before going the JUCO route, and he was a four-star prospect in high school. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Davis was the No. 108 overall player and No. 2 player in the state of Tennessee in the 2018 class. He signed his National Letter of Intent with Alabama in the 2018 cycle, but he ended up having to go to junior college instead of enrolling at Alabama. Tennessee’s previous staff offered him while he was in high school, and he unofficially visited UT in the summer of 2017.
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Though he’s currently not rated as a JUCO player on 247Sports, the 6-foot-5, 238-pound defensive end is getting attention from other schools. The Vols sent out an offer to him at the end of October, as did Mississippi State. He decommitted from Alabama a week and a half ago.
Looking at his freshman film this season at Copiah-Lincoln, Davis shows good athleticism and a “never say die” attitude. Even if he doesn’t get the sack on the play, he often gets pressure on the quarterback and disrupts the play. His film shows several plays where he forces the quarterback to make an errant throw or simply throw the ball away because of his presence in the backfield. But he’s not just a one-trick player; Davis can stop the run as well, and he’s played at different positions along the defensive line for Copiah-Lincoln.
In 10 recorded games from his first season for the Wolves, Davis totaled 45 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble according to the school’s site.
The Vols now have three players committed to them in their 2020 class. Davis joins three-star wide receiver Antonio Barger and long snapper Will Albright as the Vols’ other commits in the 2020 cycle.