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Four-Star WR Lists Vols Among Top Teams

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Tennessee already has a number of wide receivers committed to them in their 2021 class, and they’re still targeting a few more this cycle as well. Yet another one of the Vols’ wideout targets included Tennessee among his list of top schools this week.

JJ Jones, a four-star wide receiver out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, tweeted out his top 10 schools on Wednesday night, and Tennessee made the cut along with Georgia, Penn State, Michigan, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

According to the 247Sports rankings, Jones is a four-star and the No. 49 wide receiver in the 2021 class. Jones was bumped up to a four-star and just outside the top-247 range in 247Sports’ latest update on Wednesday. Per the composite rankings, Jones is the No. 429 overall prospect and No. 70 wide receiver. He’s one of the top prospects in the state of South Carolina this cycle.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver first picked up an offer from Tennessee on January 22nd of this year, just a few days after Jones attended a Junior Day event on UT’s campus. The Vols were the third SEC school to offer him and the sixth Power Five school to give him an offer at that time.

Since then, Jones has added offers from Virginia Tech, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia, Kansas State, and Missouri among others.

Interestingly, Charles Powers of 247Sports compares Jones to former Vol and current Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone in his evaluation of Jones, calling him “dangerous after the catch with the ability to rip off long runs on tunnel screens.”

Jones is very quick for his size, and he can outpace defenders with ease. He has a very large catch radius and can pull down some eye-catching receptions. He’s a great jump ball target and is extremely dangerous in the red zone. Jones shows good body control and has some solid route-running ability.

Despite missing four games as a junior, Jones still racked up 45 receptions for 707 yards and 16 touchdowns for Myrtle Beach High School.

Tennessee currently has 10 prospects committed to them in their 2021 class, and three of them project as wide receivers in college. Four-star wideout Jordan Mosely, three-star in-state receiver Walker Merrill, and three-star athlete Roc Taylor are all expected to play wide receiver for the Vols.

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