If there is a school doing better than Tennessee on the recruiting trail during this virus induced dead period then I have no idea who it could be.
By Steve Wright
A class that was already ranked as the No. 2 haul in the nation by most recruiting services going into the weekend picked up the commitments of three more 4-star players while most of us were sitting at home and celebrating our mothers.
The first to commit was 4-star DT KaTron Evans, a big win for the Vols given that it is believed that the choice came down to Tennessee or Alabama for a player that is expected to anchor the middle of the defensive line at over 300 pounds. Not content with one high end commitment for the weekend, Tennessee then closed out Sunday with the pledges of two more 2021 commits in LB Aaron Willis and QB Kaidon Salter.
Salter is a huge get for the Vols as he is the first QB of the 2021 class and is the schools 11th add since April 26. The Cedar Hill (Tex.) product picked Tennessee over the likes of Arizona State, Auburn, and Baylor. He is the 10th ranked dual-threat QB in the class and the 43rd overall player in Texas according to the 247Sports Composite, though 247Sports as a service has him ranked far higher, as the No. 4 dual-threat and No. 12 player in Texas (No. 88 nationally).
The 6-foot-2 Salter will need to fill out his body, but he has intriguing potential at the college level. This video shows his skills and it is immediately noticeable that he has the arm to get the ball deep and the power to hit the short and medium throws. Salter is an instinctive player – one who sees an opening just as it is emerging – and he is outstanding at avoiding the rush while keeping his eyes downfield to make plays. He is also very strong in the lower body, something that is obvious when he takes off and runs through arm tackles while making his way downfield.