Your home for info on the 2014 Tennessee recruiting class. Here you’ll find basic info on each Vol football signee plus our projection of what role each prospect will play for Tennessee. We’ll continue to fill out missing profiles and add information in the coming days. Note: * denotes a legacy recruit ^ denotes an early enrollee.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, and ESPN, Scott is a 5-11, 185-pound running back from Havelock, NC. He is rated as the No. 109 player in the nation by ESPN. The last two seasons he amassed nearly 3,900 yards…full breakdown plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN and a 3-star prospect by Scout, Sawyers is a 6-2, 300 pound defensive tackle/offensive guard from Nashville, Tennessee (Ensworth). ESPN ranks Sawyers as the No. 6 prospect in the state…full breakdown plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout, and 247Sports, Hendrix is a 6-4, 260-pound defensive end from O’Fallon, Illinois (O’Fallon HS). Rivals ranks Hendrix as the No. 78 prospect and No. 5 defensive end in the nation. As a junior…full breakdown of Hendrix plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 247Sports, Bates is a 6-3, 220 pound outside linebacker from Ponte Vedra, Florida (Ponte Vedra HS). Rivals ranks him as the No. 2 outside linebacker and…full breakdown of Bates plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a high three-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN, and Scout, Robertson is a 6-3, 290-pound defensive tackle/offensive guard from Nashville, Tennessee (Montgomery Bell Academy). Though he could get a look on offense….full breakdown of Robertson plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports and a 3-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN, Mosley is a mammoth 6-5, 350 pound defensive tackle/offensive guard from Brighton, Tennessee (Brighton). Mosley is ranked as a top-300 prospect…full breakdown of Mosley plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 3-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, and Rivals, Williams is a 6-2, 285 pound defensive tackle from Macon, Georgia (Westside HS). He originally committed to Georgia Southern before opting to play two years of football at Butler Community College in Kansas. ESPN ranks him as…full breakdown of Williams plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout, and 247Sports, Barnett is a 6-4, 270 pound defensive end from Brentwood, Tennessee (Brentwood Academy). He is ranked as the No. 152 prospect in the nation and No. 4 prospect in the state by 247Sports Composite…full breakdown of Barnett plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 3-star prospect by Scout, ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports, Mixon is a 6-3, 263 pound defensive lineman from Compton, California. He attended West Mesquite High School in Texas where he recorded 48 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and two sacks as a senior…full breakdown of Mixon plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout, and 247Sports, and a 3-star recruit by Rivals, Gavin Bryant is a 6-2, 230 pound inside linebacker from Jackson, Alabama (Jackson HS). He is rated as the No. 10 inside linebacker and No. 242 overall prospect…full breakdown of Bryant plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 3-star recruit by 247Sports, Evan Berry is a 5-11, 195 pound athlete from Fairburn, GA (Creekside HS). ESPN ranks him as a top-300 prospect. Evan won the Georgia class AAAAA…full breakdown of Berry plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 3-star prospect by Scout, ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports, Elliott is a 5-11, 191 pound athlete. He has played running back, safety, and linebacker. Elliott chose Tennessee over…full breakdown of Elliott plus highlights, projections, and more here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, and ESPN, Chris Weatherd is a 6-4, 225 pound outside linebacker from Athens, Texas (Trinity Community College). 247Sports ranks Weatherd as the No. 28 overall JUCO prospect and as the No. 1 JUCO outside linebacker in the nation. He will…full breakdown of Weatherd plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports and a 3-star prospect by Scout, Rivals, and ESPN, Jakob Johnson is a 6-4, 240 pound inside linebacker from Jacksonville, Florida (Jean Ribault HS). In his lone season of high school football, he recorded 112 tackles…full breakdown of Johnson plus highlights here.
4-star Rivals, Scout, 247Sports Composite
6-4, 220 pounds, Tight End
Chatham, IL (Glenwood)
Helm is rated as the No. 4 tight end prospect in the nation by Scout and is considered the No. 6 tight end in the 2014 class by Rivals. He became the second tight end in the 2014 class when he committed to Tennessee on April 23, 2013. It’s no secret Butch Jones loves to utilize the tight end in the passing game, and Helm’s skills are perfectly suited for Tennessee’s balanced, uptempo, spread offense. He finished last season with 44 catches for 821 yards and 17 touchdowns in a very competitive division. Helm runs precise routes, has soft hands, and isn’t afraid to catch the ball in traffic. His versatility gives him the ability to line up outside or in the slot. He’ll need to add about 20 pounds to his frame to play in the SEC, but he has the body type to do so. In addition to Tennessee, Helm holds notable offers from Michigan, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Wisconsin, and others.
The Basics: Rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, and Scout, and a 2-star recruit by 247Sports, Aaron Medley is a 6-2, 170 pound kicker from Lewisburg, Tennessee (Marshall County HS). ESPN ranks Medley…full breakdown of Medley plus highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports and a 3-star prospect by Scout and ESPN, Henderson is a 6-4, 225 pound defensive end from Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights). Henderson’s stock rose throughout the summer as he turned in several exemplary performances at various camps…full breakdown of Henderson plus highlights here.
4-star Scout, 3-star Rivals, 247Sports
6-6, 240 pounds, Tight End
Minster, OH (Minster)
Rated as the No. 7 tight end in the nation by Scout, Wolf was the No. 1 target at tight end for the Vol staff this year. He officially committed to Tennessee April 10th via Twitter, and became the eighth member of the 2014 class. Wolf is an incredibly skilled player who caught 52 passes for 580 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. He can line up on the line, in the slot, or out wide, and has the athleticism to be an impact player the moment he steps on campus. With soft hands, above average speed, and a physical style of play, Wolf fits Jones’ offense perfectly from both a physical and mental standpoint. He has other notable offers from Arkansas, Louisville, Nebraska, Kentucky, and N.C. State.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Scout, Rivals, ESPN, and 247Sports, Cortez McDowell is a 6-1, 205 pound safety from Locust Grove, Georgia (Locust Grove HS). 247Sports ranks McDowell as the No. 10 safety and No. 145 overall prospect in the 2014 class. As a junior, he recored 60 tackles…full breakdown plus video highlights of McDowell here.
6-4, 280 pounds, Offensive Tackle
Tampa, FL (Plant)
Though not the highest rated pickup of “Foundation Week,” Raulerson was arguably the most important. The Vols are likely to lose their entire starting offensive line after the season, which makes adding linemen to the 2014 class paramount. With his commitment Thursday afternoon, Raulerson joined Coleman Thomas and Orlando Brown as the third offensive lineman in the 2014 class. Tennessee OL coach Don Mahoney likes linemen who can play multiple positions and Raulerson fits that bill. His technique is well ahead of most high school linemen and he can play all five offensive line positions. Look for him to play guard for the Vols, but his athleticism combined with a frame that can support some added pounds could result in him seeing time at tackle. He’s equally skilled in the pass and run game and should be a great fit in Jones’ balanced spread offense. Raulerson holds notable offers from Auburn, Louisville, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, and Vanderbilt. For highlights, click here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports and a 3-star prospect by ESPN and Scout, RaShaan Gaulden is a 6-1, 175 pound safety from Nashville, Tennessee (Independence HS). The talented safety, who reportedly runs a 4.4 to 4.5 40-yard dash, led his team in tackles…full breakdown of Gaulden plus video highlights here.
4-star 247Sports, Rivals, Scout
5-10, 172 pounds, Cornerback
Washington, DC (Friendship Academy)
After a visit to campus the weekend of March 15th, Payne identified the Vols as the clear leaders to sign him. He made his commitment official via Twitter Wednesday morning and in doing so became the seventh member of the 2014 class. He said Vol linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen stayed in touch with him daily since taking a position at UT and credited that relationship as a huge factor in his decision to be a Vol. Payne is rated as a consensus 4-star prospect and considered as the No. 16 cornerback in the nation per 247Sports. He has offers from from LSU, Clemson, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, and others. Payne has the skills to thrive in both zone and man schemes, has shown good instincts in the secondary, is physical for a DB of his size, and also plays receiver.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by ESPN and a 3-star recruit by Scout, 247Sports, and Rivals, Treyvon Paulk is a 5-9, 195 pound running back from Alpharetta, Georgia (Milton HS). Rivals ranks Paulk as the No. 12 all-purpose back…full breakdown of Paulk plus video highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a 4-star recruit by ESPN and Scout, Jalen Hurd is a 6-3, 227 pound running back from Hendersonville, Tennessee (Beech HS). Hurd is rated as a top-70 prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, and Rivals and as the No. 2 athlete…full breakdown of Hurd plus video highlights here.
Todd Kelly Jr.*
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout, 247Sports, and Rivals, Todd Kelly Jr is a 6-1, 190 pound safety from Knoxville, Tennessee (Webb HS). ESPN ranks Kelly as the No. 5 safety and No. 59 overall prospect in the nation. As a junior…full breakdown plus video highlights here.
The Basics: Rated as a 4-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and a 3-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports, Vic Wharton is a 6-0, 190 pound athlete from Nashville, Tennessee (Independence HS). As a junior, he gained 1,059 yards on offense…full breakdown of Wharton plus video highlights here.
3-star Rivals, Scout
6-6, 300 pounds, Offensive Line
Max Meadows, VA (Fort Chiswell)
Jones loves versatile offensive linemen who are quick on their feet and Thomas fits that mold perfectly. Rated as the No. 3 center in the nation by Scout, he can play every position on the offensive line but is being recruited to play center. Thomas also plays middle linebacker for his high school. Tennessee could lose as many as five offensive linemen after the season and will obviously need to stockpile linemen in this class. Thomas’ commitment is an excellent start to building a successful class, and he’ll have a chance to see the field next season with Tennessee’s lack of depth on the offensive front. He committed to Tennessee March 9th after attending Tennessee’s first spring practice. Thomas has offers from West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Marshall, Wake Forest, and others.
3-star 247Sports, Scout
6-4, 220 pounds, Receiver
Elkton, MD (Eastern Christian)
Creamer’s father, Andre, played defensive back for the Vols in the 80s, and he became the third legacy commitment in this class with his official commitment March 11th. Rated as a 3-star receiver by Scout and 247Sports, Creamer has excellent size (6-4, 220 pounds) and could play either tight end or receiver for the Vols next year. Jones prefers big, physical receivers on the outside that excel at run blocking, and Creamer certainly has the frame to toss opposing defensive backs aside with regularity. Whether at the tight end or receiver position, Creamer’s size alone could result in him seeing the field early for the Vols next season. You can view video highlights of Creamer here. He chose the Vols over Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College, Temple, and West Virginia.
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