KNOXVILLE – It didn’t take long for in-state kicker Aaron Medley to make up his mind about Tennessee.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder out of Lewisburg, Tenn., was offered by the Vols on Tuesday and committed to coach Butch Jones on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the 13th member of UT’s 2014 signing class.
– Medley (@MedleyAaron) May 22, 2013
Medley, who can also punt and kickoff, chose the Vols over early offers from Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He hit 3-of-6 field goals with a long of 50 as a junior in 2012 and averaged 40.3 yards per punt.
“Aaron is an outstanding kicker,” Scout.com’s Chris Sailer wrote in a scouting report. “A great-looking athlete with a strong leg. Very smooth and accurate off the ground. Kickoffs are big time. Also shows excellent punting potential. Aaron will challenge for the top combo prospect in the nation.”
Former Tennessee kicker James Wilhoit has worked as a private coach for Medley.