Just over one week after landing QB Tayven Jackson, Tennessee has landed another 2022 offensive commitment. Three-Star tight end Brody Foley out of Cincinnati, Ohio, has chosen the Vols.
Josh Heupel knew he needed a versatile tight end in this class, and he’s grabbed his first one. At 6’6, 230 pounds, Foley is the 16th ranked player in the state of Ohio and 28th overall TE in the 2022 class. His size and speed stands out, as he could likely help the Vols offense in many different ways.
Foley has been to Knoxville multiple times in the past month, getting a better feel for his potential home.
“It’s huge. It’s the place I wanted to be once I got down and saw the campus.”
Foley also had this to say about Tennessee’s OC and TE’s coach Alex Golesh, who was one of his main recruiters.
“It’s huge to be recruited by him. He is a great guy and always 5 steps ahead schematically. He is going to develop me to be the best player I can be.”
Golesh understands what they Vols need right now, and a player like Foley could be built into a weapon for this group. When it comes to the offensive scheme, Foley thinks than transition won’t be as difficult.
“It’s very similar to what we run at the high school level. Which will be an easy adjustment once I get to college.”
The recruiting staff at Tennessee has been working to gain traction on the class of 2022, which has been hard to do because of the ongoing dead period, which comes to an end on June 1st. I asked Brody about the trust he’s built up with the staff, that led him to commit today.
“They were straight up with me and they felt like family. Knew I’d be a perfect fit around them.”
Brody has offered from Arkansas, Auburn, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan State, Wisconsin and others.
Ryan Callahan, of GoVols247, broke down what Tennessee is getting in Foley.
“I like this pickup quite a bit for Tennessee. Foley is a long, athletic tight end who has done a little bit of everything in high school, including lining up as a wide receiver, and he will give the Vols something a little bit different from the other tight ends who are currently on their roster.”
Callahan discussed how his frame could allow him to grow even further into a weapon for the Vols.
“He clearly fits the mold of what Josh Heupel’s staff seems to be looking for at the tight-end position. And Foley has a big frame that easily could allow him to develop into a 250-pound tight end over the next couple years.”
The Vols now have commitments from QB Tayven Jackson, DE Venson Sneed and LB Elijah Herring, as the coaching staff continues