The Tennessee Vols are hoping an early offer turns into a commitment.
On Monday, the Volunteers became the first SEC program to offer 2021 pro-style quarterback Jalen Kitna a scholarship.
Had a great conversation with Coach Weinke and Coach Chaney at The University of Tennessee, looking forward to getting to know them throughout the next few years and want to say thank you for offering a scholarship to be a Volunteer! I appreciate y’all believing in me. #RockyTop pic.twitter.com/JdrOX4Elnj
— Jalen Kitna (@KitnaJalen) March 4, 2019
Kitna, a rising junior, already possesses SEC size (6-foot-4/175 lbs). He also possesses a SEC caliber arm, as you can see in his highlights.
It’s easy to see why Vols offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke were eager to offer the Texas native.
The only other reported offer that Kitna has is from Colorado, who offered in late January.
Obviously a lot of different teams will eventually be involved in Kitna’s recruitment. And a lot will change over the next two years.
But Tennessee’s decision to build a relationship early with the talented quarterback could end up putting them near the top of Kitna’s list throughout the process.
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