Athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin from Northeast High School committed to the Vols today becoming the 17th commitment of the 2013 class.
He chose the Vols over offers from Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Nebraska.
Reeves-Maybin is being recruited to play the "star" role in coach Sal Sunseri's defense which is a safety position.
He is 6-foot-1, 210 lbs and has the frame to put on more weight. Some have even said he could grow into an outside linebacker, but I think he's perfect for the position he's being recruited for.
Scout currently ranks Reeves-Maybin as the 29th best player at his position and a 3 star player though it's expected he will earn a
fourth star once the rankings are updated again this summer.
He doesn't have blazing speed but he's plenty fast and is good in coverage. He impressed at multiple camps this summer.
As an instate recruit, Reeves-Maybin is a very important piece of the 2013 class. He is friends with current UT commit defensive end Jason Carr and his teammate corner back/wide receiver Donald Gray who we will talk about more in the next edition of the Recruiting Fix.
He is still planning on taking official visits but told 247, “I will be pretty solid. I may still visit two or three different
places, but it will pretty much be solid.”