Tennessee Football: Vols add 4-star safety to 2019 class

The Tennessee football 2019 class picked up another commitment, as Jaylen McCollough, a 4-star safety from Georgia, committed this morning.

The Tennessee Volunteers picked up their 19th commit out of the 2019 class today when 4-star safety Jaylen McCollough committed to the Volunteers.


McCollough is a 6’1, 190-pound safety out of Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. He is ranked as the 131st overall player in the 2019 class, as well as the 10th best safety in the class.

Tennessee now has the 12th ranked class with the addition of McCollough, according to 247Sports. He is also the seventh 4-star to commit to the Volunteers so far.

McCollough has the chance to be a fan favorite, especially with the nickname, “Tank”, that has been given to him over the years.

What This Means

Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt is killing it on the recruiting trail for the Volunteers. Adding McCollough not only moves the Volunteers up in the recruiting rankings, but it also adds yet another skill player.

McCollough had a huge offer list, including offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio State, so landing a player of his caliber is huge for the staff.

Not only is Pruitt and staff killing it in recruiting, they are making it well known they are going after playmakers from the state of Georgia. Georgia is a state rich with talent, which has really helped teams like Alabama and Georgia over the last few years.

With the addition of McCollough, that now makes nine commits in the 2019 class are from the state of Georgia. To put it in perspective, the Volunteers only signed three players in 2017 and four players from the 2018 class from the state of Georgia.

These next few weeks will be crucial for Pruitt and staff. With the season approaching, the Volunteers are hoping to not only succeed on the field but in recruiting as well.