Impact Report: 2021 TE Miles Campbell

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    Every time Tennessee gets a commitment in either football or men’s basketball, we will write up an impact report looking at what that recruit does well, what we feel can be improved, and what his projected impact with the Vols could be over the next few years.

    Latest Commit: Miles Campbell, TE
    Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 234 pounds
    School: South Paulding (Georgia)
    Home Town: Douglasville, GA

    Rankings
    247Sports Composite: 
    No. 478 overall, No. 20 TE
    247Sports: No. 23 TE
    Rivals: 5.7 rating, No. 21 TE

    Notable Offers: Auburn, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Yale

    What we like:

    Miles Campbell is a big, athletic tight end who can move really well and is a great pass catcher. He’s very dangerous over the middle of the field and uses his physicality and speed both to make tons of grabs in the thick of the defense. He lines up out wide as a wide receiver a lot for South Paulding, and he’s not out of place in that spot. But Campbell also plays on the line like a traditional tight end, and he does well there, too. He likes to block, and he plays aggressively when asked to block in the pass or run game. He has the tools to be a do-it-all tight end. That athleticism and versatility is used exceptionally well in high school, as he plays some wildcat quarterback and plays some on defense, too.

    Places to improve: 

    I really like Campbell’s athleticism, but he needs to add some more mass to his body. He looks more like a wide receiver than a tight end right now, and in order to be an effective blocker in the SEC, he’s going to have to play closer to 240 pounds. He’s listed at around 234 pounds now, which is heavier than he is in his highlight film, so that’s good to see. Other than that, I don’t have too many critiques of his game. He moves really well, is capable of running different routes, and knows how to block effectively. He’ll need to fine tune some things, but there’s a lot to like from Campbell’s play.

    Analysis:

    Tennessee has a need for a dynamic pass catcher at tight end, and Campbell certainly looks like he could fit that mold perfectly. I like that he already seems to like blocking and enjoys playing physically, and he has the ideal frame, speed, and hands to be a great target in the passing game. He could be a great security blanket on third down or in the red zone, and I think he can come in and immediately compete for one of the Vols’ two main tight end roles as a freshman, assuming he adds the necessary weight.

    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.