Alabama, Auburn, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Ohio State
Though he has just one season as a quarterback under his belt, Jauan Jennings managed to turn heads by throwing for 1,465 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushing for 815 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior—a season in which he led his team to the state semifinals. Jennings’ recruitment came down to Auburn and Tennessee, and he committed to play for the Vols on April 7th, 2014. He returned to campus in early June for a quarterback camp and is firmly committed to Tennessee.
RTI Average: 4-stars
How He Fits
Jauan Jennings is a versatile athlete who could play a number of positions at Tennessee. He wants to play quarterback and will certainly get his first look there—he impressed the coaching staff (and Jon Gruden) at a quarterback camp in early June. Arm strength isn’t a problem for Jennings, but he needs to improve his mechanics and footwork to become a more consistent passer. To his credit, he has progressed in those areas this summer. He’s a threat with his legs due to a mixture of quick acceleration and elusiveness but projects best at safety (the position he played as a sophomore) or perhaps even outside linebacker down the road. He needs to continue to add weight to his frame, but covers a ton of ground and has a fluid stride. Improving as a tackler will be a priority if he ends up on defense, but, no matter where he plays, the Vols are getting a phenomenal athlete.