2021 Tennessee Vols commit Kaidon Salter was originally rated as a three-star quarterback by Rivals national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell, but that has now changed.

Farrell recently decided to give Salter another look and he’s now bumped the Vol commit from a 5.7 three-star to a 5.8 four-star.

“When you break him down even more his throwing mechanics are very solid, he’s great at extending the play and moving around the pocket with his eyes downfield and he has nice touch,” said Farrell on Wednesday.

Farrell added “His intermediate passing game needs work as does his mid-field accuracy but his ceiling is high”.

Salter was already rated by 247Sports as a four-star quarterback.

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I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salter’s stock continue to rise. The Texas native is clearly a high-level recruit and the Vols are fortunate they received a commitment from him.

247Sports midland region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks describes Salter as a player who is a “pass-first quarterback but definitely athletic enough to hurt defenses with his legs”. Brooks added that Salter has an “encouraging athletic profile”.

The NFL comparison for Salter, according to 247Sports, is former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

If Salter can perform as well as Love did at Utah State, then Vols fans will be in for a treat.

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