Tennessee Wide Receiver’s Brother Visiting For Junior Day

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    The younger brother of Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt is on the Vols’ campus today taking part in Junior Day. IMG Academy wide receiver Devin Hyatt tweeted out that he was in Knoxville on Saturday morning.

    Hyatt, a premier offensive player in the class of 2023, is a four-star prospect according to ESPN, 247 Sports, and Rivals recruiting. In addition, 247 Composite also ranks Hyatt as the 174th player nationally and the 24th-ranked wide receiver prospect. In comparison, 247 ranked Hyatt’s brother, Jalin, as the 197th player nationally and the 33rd-ranked wide receiver in the class of 2020. For some context into his ranking, if Hyatt was in Tennessee’s class of 2022 rankings, he would be the third-highest player in the Vols’ class and the second-highest offensive player behind OL Addison Nichols.

    Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 194-pounds, Hyatt is also a fair amount bigger than his brother Jalin. And when you combine his family prominence, his size, and his location at IMG Academy, it’s easy to see why Hyatt is such a highly-touted recruit.

    Hyatt has collected 13 Division-I offers so far, including six from the SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition, Hyatt also has offers from college football standouts such as Penn State and Oregon.

    Luckily for Tennessee, though, his brother Jalin has kept Devin and the Hyatt family close to Knoxville. Tennessee was the second school to offer Hyatt a scholarship back in June of 2019 and then reaffirmed their offer under the Heupel administration in May of 2021.

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    Hyatt has taken two unofficial visits to Tennessee, with one coming in October for the South Carolina game and one coming in November for the Georgia game. Speaking of Georgia, Athens is the only other unofficial visit that Hyatt has taken when that happened on Oct. 2.

    However, with the Vols hosting Junior Day this weekend, Tennessee will have four-star receiver Devin Hyatt back on Rocky Top.

    In addition to Hyatt, though, there are several high-ranking prospects on Tennessee’s campus this weekend. The Vols are hosting four-star OL Paris Patterson Jr., four-star safety John Slaughter III, four-star OL Brycen Sanders, and three-star OL Conner Lew, to name a few.

    Tennessee’s two 2023 commits, four-star TE Ethan Davis and three-star safety/WR Jack Luttrell, are also in Knoxville for Junior Day.

    Throughout his two-year career with Tennessee so far, sophomore wide receiver Jalin Hyatt has a total of 23 game appearances, which is a perfect record for those counting. Hyatt had 20 receptions in 2020 and 21 receptions in 2021, catching a total of four touchdowns in his career. With the loss of wide receivers Velus Jones Jr and JaVonta Payton, and the news that Isaiah Neyor will no longer be transferring to Tennessee, the Vols will absolutely be relying on Jalin Hyatt in a much more significant role in 2022.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.