KNOXVILLE – Saturday’s Orange and White Game paid immediate dividends on the recruiting trail for head coach Butch Jones and the Vols.
Tennessee picked up a commitment from Jaylond Wood, a class of 2015 prospect. Woods is classified as an ‘athlete’ and could be used as a wide receiver or cornerback when he arrives in Knoxville.
I am officially a UT commit!??
– Jãy Wøöds (@_GettinToIT_) April 20, 2013
A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., the 5-9, 160-pound Woods becomes the second commitment in UT’s 2015 class, joining fellow East Tennessean Zach Stewart of Coalfield, who pledged to the Vols earlier this week.
Woods, who was in attendance at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, held offers from the Vols and Clemson and has received interest from multiple other major programs. He hasn’t been ranked by any of the major recruiting sites as of yet.
He’ll likely project as a slot wide receiver or cornerback at Tennessee. The Vols are looking to rebuild both positions after struggling at defensive back in 2012 and losing nearly 90 percent of their production at receiver after last season as well.