The Tennessee Vols’ roster has improved a lot since Jeremy Pruitt took over as the program’s head football coach, but it still has a long way to go before it’s among the best in the SEC.
Pruitt and his staff, in an effort to replenish Tennessee’s roster, are working the recruiting trail hard. They’ve already added seven four-star commits to the Vols’ 2020 recruiting class.
While there are plenty of recruiting targets still on Tennessee’s board, there’s a South Carolina native that would be a perfect addition to the Vols’ 2020 class — four-star wide receiver Jalin Hyatt.
Hyatt, 6-foot-2/170 lbs from Irmo, SC, recently announced his decommitment from Virginia Tech. He had been committed to the Hokies since early February.
The South Carolina native decommitted after taking an unofficial visit to Tennessee.
My recruitment is 100% open! pic.twitter.com/tZL0hX2RIn
— Jalin Hyatt (@jalinhyatt) July 1, 2019
Hyatt reportedly runs the 40 yard dash in 4.31 seconds, which is fast enough to be considered “elite speed”.
That’s the kind of speed the Vols need on their roster. There’s nothing more frustrating for a defense than facing a team with a speedy wide receiver that can turn a five yard catch into a 30 yard gain. Hyatt can be that type of player for Tennessee.
It seems pretty obvious that UT made a big impression on Hyatt. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that his decommitment came a week after visiting Rocky Top.
Elite speed can’t be taught. For that reason, I think the Vols need to put the full court press on Hyatt.
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