Tennessee picked up a huge commitment in their 2020 class on Thursday when four-star quarterback Harrison Bailey committed to the Vols over his other finalist, Michigan. But Tennessee’s coaches didn’t let that distract them from going on the road and visiting some key prospects in the 2019 class.
Four-star defensive back Jammie Robinson tweeted out a photo of an in-home visit with some coaches from Tennessee. Robinson has since deleted the tweet, but the picture featured Robinson with UT quality control analyst Shelton Felton, who used to be Robinson’s head coach in high school. The tweet read “University of Tennessee Home Visit” with the hashtags #BIG6 and #GBO.
Robinson plays for Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Robinson is the No. 335 overall player, No. 28 safety, and No. 36 player in the state of Georgia. He holds offers from Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, South Carolina, and many other schools.
The 5-foot-11, 196-pound defensive back took an unofficial visit to Tennessee’s campus for their game against Florida this season, and it’s expected he’ll take an official visit to UT again before he signs with a school in February. He took an official visit to South Carolina back in June and unofficially visited them when the Gamecocks hosted the Vols on October 27th.
Shelton Felton was hired as a quality control coach for the Vols in August, leaving his role as a tight ends coach at Chattanooga to come to Tennessee. He was the head coach at Crisp County High School where Robinson used to play before he transferred to Lee County.
Though Robinson is listed as a cornerback by some recruiting services, it’s believed he may play safety in college. And from watching his film, it’s easy to see why that’s the assumption.
Robinson is a hard hitter who makes great reads in the run game. He’s an aggressive defender who wraps up well on tackles and has very good awareness and vision. Not only that, but he’s a dynamic returner on special teams too. Robinson has great speed and toughness, and pound-for-pound you won’t see a more resilient athlete on the field than Robinson on his film. It remains to be seen how he can do in coverage on deeper passes, but he does a great job when keeping plays in front of him.
In three years prior to this season, Robinson had totaled 254 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, a sack, eight interceptions, 19 passes defended, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and he’s returned two punts and three kick-offs for a touchdown including this season according to MaxPreps.
The Vols currently have three projected safeties and two projected cornerbacks committed to them in their 2019 class. Four-stars Jaylen McCollough and Anthony Harris are listed as safeties in the class, and three-star athlete Aaron Beasley is expected to play either safety or running back in college. Four-star Tyus Fields and three-star Warren Burrell are projected cornerbacks.