Vol Commit Flips to Another SEC School

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    (Photo via @jlpdavis99 on Twitter)

    After weeks of flirting with another school, Jordan Davis finally made it official.

    The four-star junior college defensive end took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce that he has flipped his commitment from Tennessee to Mississippi State. Davis committed to the Vols back on November 13th just 10 days after backing off his pledge to Alabama. Now, he’s changed commitments again, calling Mississippi State “home” in a gif on his announcement tweet.

    Davis originally signed with Alabama as part of their 2018 recruiting class, signing with the Tide during the first ever early signing period in college football. But instead of enrolling at Alabama, he ended up taking the JUCO route and enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College instead.

    According to 247Sports, Davis is the No. 1 JUCO player in the 2020 recruiting class. Their composite rankings list him as the No. 3 overall JUCO player and top weak-side defensive end product in the JUCO ranks.

    The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defender originally hails from Memphis and played for Southwind High School. He was a four-star prospect out of high school and was a top 150-overall player.

    Davis attended a camp on Mississippi State’s campus back on June 15th and had been considered a flip candidate to them for weeks. He got an offer from the Bulldogs a day after Tennessee extended one to him in late October of 2018.

    This flip to Mississippi State marks the third different college Davis has been committed to in a nine month span. After re-opening his recruitment when he enrolled in junior college, Davis committed to Alabama again on October 6th. He decommitted from the Tide on November 3rd, then committed to the Vols on November 13th. Now, he’s pledging himself to Mississippi State.

    With his decommitment, Tennessee now has 11 players committed to them in their 2020 recruiting class. The Vols still have No. 1 overall JUCO prospect and four-star cornerback Art Green committed to them, and four-star defensive tackle Dominic Bailey is the Vols’ lone defensive line commitment at the moment.

    Tennessee is still in a good spot with several defensive ends in the 2020 cycle, including four-star in-state SDE Tyler Baron, four-star in-state WDE Reggie Grimes, four-star WDE BJ Ojulari, four-star in-state SDE Jay Hardy, three-star WDE Greg Hudgins, three-star SDE Deontae Craig, and three-star in-state SDE Corbet Mims. Three-star WDE Morven Joseph, a Vol target who attended a camp on UT’s campus back in mid-June, announced his decommitment from Florida on Friday as well.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.