Four-star quarterback Kaidon Salter gave the Tennessee Vols’ 2021 recruiting class a big boost in early May when he announced his commitment to UT.

Salter, 6-foot-1/185 lbs from Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill), is rated by 247Sports as the No. 9 player in the state of Texas and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 62 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class.

The Texas native committed to Tennessee over Auburn and Baylor.

One of the biggest reasons Salter chose the Vols was because Tennessee made him a top priority.

In fact, the Volunteers weren’t focusing on any other 2021 quarterbacks. They only wanted Salter.

“They told me I was the only 2021 quarterback they were recruiting. People were trying to commit and they weren’t letting them commit,” said Salter to The Athletic this week.

“They were waiting on me to see what my decision was. You can’t beat a school that’s only recruiting you. That was real big. It was an eye-opener.”

Salter, who has quickly ascended up the recruiting rankings this spring, wants to be an NFL quarterback. And he believes Tennessee can help him achieve that goal.

“I don’t want to be a quarterback who goes to college just to run. I want to show my arm off,” said Salter.

With 2020 five-star quarterback Harrison Bailey already on the roster, the Vols’ quarterback room is set to be as competitive as ever in the coming years.

And that’s important. Championships are won with elite quarterbacks. It appears that Tennessee has several potentially elite options moving forward.

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