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Vols Land Commitment from 4-Star Wide Receiver

Tennessee’s red-hot recruiting momentum continued on Tuesday with yet another commitment from a highly-ranked prospect.

Four-star wide receiver Julian Nixon announced his commitment to the Vols on Tuesday, marking the third-straight day that Tennessee has gotten a commit in the 2021 class. Nixon joins five-star weak-side defensive end Dylan Brooks and four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson as the latest prospects to commit to UT.

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Nixon is the No. 238 overall prospect, No. 42 wide receiver, and No. 23 recruit in the state of Georgia. Nixon measures in at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds and plays for Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia.

The big-bodied wideout chose Tennessee over offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and others.

Ever since the beginning of April, Nixon has been showing a ton of love towards the Vols on social media. Just about every tweet on his personal Twitter account has been related to Tennessee in some way, and Vol fans were hoping to see him finally pull the trigger.

On Tuesday, he finally sealed the deal and committed to UT.

Though Nixon doesn’t have a compilation of his junior year highlights, his game-by-game film can be viewed on his page. What that film shows is a big receiver with a lot of tools.

Nixon has good route-running ability and knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He plays physically and can fend off corners for jump balls. He extends well to grab passes, and he’s dangerous in the red zone especially. He won’t burn defensive backs, but he can move well for his size and is hard to bring down.

With Nixon’s commitment, the Vols are now loaded at the wide receiver position in the 2021 class.

Tennessee now has four prospects who project as wide receivers committed to them in the 2021 cycle. Nixon joins four-star Jordan Mosley, three-star in-state receiver Walker Merrill, and three-star athlete Roc Taylor as UT’s projected wideouts in the 2020 class. There’s a chance either Taylor or Nixon could move to tight end thanks to their big frames and physical nature, too.

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