Tennessee football is having another great weekend recruiting as the Vols get two more recruits on Sunday for Mother’s Day.
Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee football continues its hot streak on the recruiting trail as two more recruits announced that they are committing to Tennessee.
Earlier on Sunday, linebacker out of Maryland, Aaron Willis, announced he is joining his teammate KaTron Evans and committing to the Vols.
Now, Tennessee picks up its second commitment of the day and third of the weekend, and it’s going to add one more body to Tennessee’s quarterback room.
Kaidon Salter is Tennessee’s newest verbal commit as the dual-threat quarterback out of Texas made the announcement on Twitter.
The Cedar Hill High School quarterback has one of the best arms I’ve seen for a high school quarterback. The fact that he’s a dual-threat QB and can sling the ball, we could see some serious quarterback battles for QB1 come next fall.
Tennessee has some really good quarterbacks in its quarterback room, and if the Vols can hang on to Salter, then Pruitt might have to make a difficult decision when it comes to who’s going to be the starting quarterback.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback is the No. 88 overall prospect, No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, and No. 12 recruit in Texas, according to 247Sports. The composite is ranking Salter the No. 280 overall recruit and 10th-best dual-threat QB.
Tennessee beat out Auburn, Baylor, Houston, Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, and UCLA.
"“We did so much on Tennessee day,” Salter said. “I got there around eight o’clock and didn’t leave until probably five o’clock. We did a campus tour, we saw everything around the campus, and did stadium tours. They showed us all the academics, all the pictures.“Everything about Tennessee, I love Tennessee. Watching them practice was great because I got to watch how the coaches practice with them.”"
Salter is a dual-threat quarterback for a reason. He’s a great passer, and he’s quick on his feet. If there’s no one open downfield, then Salter is going to use his feet to gain the yards his team needs.
He reminds me of what Cam Newton was able to do. He’s not at the level Newton was on, but that’s who I think of when I watch Salter’s tape.
If you need a 60-yard touchdown pass, Salter can do that. If you need him to scramble for 20 or 30 yards, then he can do that too.
It’ll be interesting to see how the quarterback battle will play out if the Vols can get him to sign in December. That should be a fun quarterback battle next summer.