Tennessee commit Jonathan Echols got his junior season started at IMG Academy on Friday.
While IMG fell to Memphis’ Central High School, 20-14, Echols started the season strong. The blue-chip recruit hauled in a long touchdown pass as the future Vol tight end got behind the Central defense.
— Lashon Echols (@Lashon_24) August 28, 2022
Echols is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound athlete that plays on both sides of the field in high school and could play either tight end or outside linebacker in college though Tennessee seemingly views him as a tight end.
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The five-star recruit committed to Tennessee on July 4 after taking a late June unofficial visit to Knoxville. Echols became the first commit in the Vols’ 2024 recruiting class and is a great building block for Josh Heupel and his staff.
Echols ranks as the No. 25 player and No. 4 athlete in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. 247sports own rankings view Echols as the No. 10 player in the country.
While Echols plays his prep football at Bradenton, Florida’s IMG Academy, he is a Franklin, Georgia native and holds an offer from the home state Bulldogs.
Chattanooga native Carson Gentle joined Echols as the second commit in Tennessee’s 10th ranked 2024 recruiting class.