RTI recruiting contributor Landon Steffy is the author of this article
It wasn’t too long ago Tennessee made its way to East Tennessee and into my hometown and offered a pair of teammates from Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett High School in Malik Foreman and Devaun Swafford. Those two fared quite well for the Vols in their own respects, and Tennessee is hoping for the same fortune with a pair of teammates down in Georgia.
Per their Twitter accounts, Tennessee has offered composite three-star athletes DJ Lundy and Jamorri Colson from Ocilla, Georgia. The teammates play for Irwin County High School.
— Dj Lundy (@djlundy01) May 6, 2019
— Jamorri Colson (@ColsonJamorri) May 6, 2019
Lundy is 6-foot, 225 pounds and projects as a running back/linebacker at the next level. Colson is 5-foot-11, 160 pounds and projects as a defensive back at the next level, though he also plays receiver for Irwin County.
Lundy is ranked as the No. 762 overall recruit and the No. 55 athlete in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He currently holds offers from Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia among several others. Colson is the No. 717 recruit nationally and the No. 53 athlete in the class according to the composite rankings. Colson has quite the offer list already with offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia among several others.
Both Colson and Lundy helped Irwin County reach the state finals last season, and both have a tremendous amount of upside despite their lower rankings.
The very first comparison I thought of when watching Lundy’s film is a young Derrick Henry. Yes, that’s a high profile comparison for a guy that hasn’t even played his senior season yet, but when you turn the film on it’s easy to see why. Lundy is just an absolute monster carrying the ball. He runs through multiple tackles and breaks through gang tackles on almost every carry. He just flat out runs angry. If a player doesn’t get low when tackling him, he will run right through them. He has very good speed for his size, often out-running his opponents. He won’t blow by many SEC defenders, but he has an impressive amount of speed for his stature. He is one guy a team would not want anything to do with late in the fourth quarter of a game.
Colson he plays mostly on defense primarily at the corner position. He has very long arms, which is exactly what you want in a SEC corner. He has tremendous back pedal and stays in stride with the opposing wide receiver. He is a shutdown corner in press coverage who excels big time in press, snagging numerous interceptions. He breaks off the ball well and stays stride-for-stride with his man, shutting him down. Colson has one thing you can’t teach, and that’s speed. Many of his interceptions are returned for touchdowns, and he has great awareness and vision as a returner. He’s very versatile. as he returns kicks and is used as a deep threat at wide receiver.
In only four recorded games from his junior season, Lundy had already scored nine rushing touchdowns and likely piled up even more in the whole season. Colson snagged seven interceptions and returned four of them for touchdowns in his junior campaign for Irwin County.
The Vols need play-makers on both sides of the ball, and both these prospects fit that bill. It’s unclear if Lundy and Colson are a “package deal” in recruiting, but both look like they could play in the SEC. Tennessee isn’t the first SEC team to offer both teammates, either.