As virtual head coach Gus Duggerton stormed Vol Twitter on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2021 athlete Kaemen Marley committed to Tennessee Football.
Jeremy Pruitt must have felt threatened by NCAA Football 14 head coach Gus Duggerton on Wednesday as he debuted in Neyland Stadium because Pruitt went out and got a commitment from one of the best athletes in the country on Wednesday.
Class of 2021 Athlete Kaemen Marley out of North Carolina made the announcement in the middle of Coach Duggs’ Tennessee debut, and he came at the perfect time as a lot of VolTwitter was already online.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound athlete ranks as the No. 8 player in North Carolina, the No. 5 athlete in the 2021 class, and the No. 146 overall player in the country, according to 247Sports composite. This is another huge commit for Jeremy Pruitt right under UNC’s nose as they both jockey for the No. 2 spot in the country.
Marley chose the Vols over Florida, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and others. In his announcement, he tweeted out that it’s his turn to announce his commitment. He also makes for the Vols’ 23rd commit in the 2021 class.
The four-star athlete is versatile, and you can add emphasis to “athlete” because he can do just about anything you need him to on the field. He’s also a two-sport athlete that excels on the basketball court, as well.
He plays all sides of the ball on the gridiron, which adds to his versatility. On the offensive side of the ball, he finished his junior season with 814 receiving yards, 396 rushing yards, and 26 touchdowns.
Marley is a player that could truly play either side of the ball when he gets to Tennessee. He’s big and physical and could be another great defensive back to develop under Pruitt and work his way into an opportunity in the NFL.
His offensive numbers as a Junior are also nothing to scoff at. He can go over the top of defenders and make that big catch down the field to give your team a big gain on offense. He could be the Vols’ next Jauan Jennings. I don’t know if anyone will be able to win over the fanbase like Jennings did in his time on Rocky Top,but Marley has a similar play style.
Marley doesn’t like to go down on first contact and is always looking to get more yards after contact. You might even see him try to lay the hit on a defender after he catches the ball.
Who knows, Marley might not even play offense when he gets to Rocky Top. Pruitt might move him to the defense once he sees his physicality in person.