Vols Extend Offer to Highly-Coveted JUCO DB

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    Tennessee has become the latest school to offer one of the hottest names on the recruiting trail in the junior college ranks.

    On Wednesday of this week, the Vols extended an offer to Khyree Jackson, a big JUCO cornerback who plays for East Mississippi Community College. Tennessee is just the latest Power Five program to give a scholarship offer to Jackson.

    While he’s not rated on 247Sports just yet, Jackson boasts an impressive offer list. Since February of this year, Jackson has added nearly 20 scholarship offers, picking up offers from schools like Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Kentucky, and Ole Miss. He also holds offers from several other programs, totaling at around two dozen overall offers.

    The 6-foot-3, 197-pound defensive back is originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland and played at Wise High School. He played as a wide receiver and part-time defensive back in high school, but he excelled as a cornerback at Fort Scott Community College this past season. Now, he’s transferred to East Mississippi.

    Tennessee has hosted Jackson on a visit before, with the talented defensive back making the trip to Knoxville back on June 23rd.

    Jackson breaks on the ball exceptionally well and is capable of laying down some vicious hits. He uses his height well on the outside in coverage, swatting passes and coming down with interceptions other corners probably couldn’t. He’s a physical defensive back who has the type of skillset to play either cornerback or safety.

    At Fort Scott, Jackson totaled 25 tackles and three interceptions in eight games this past season.

    Right now, Jackson is on track to be an early enrollee after he finishes his upcoming season with East Mississippi.

    Tennessee has offered a handful of JUCO prospects, most notably No. 1 overall JUCO recruit and four-star cornerback De’Jahn Warren. The Vols have the No. 2 JUCO player, running back Tiyon Evans, committed to them currently.

    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.