Vols 2019 class signee 5 – DB Jaylen McCollough

Jaylen McCollough

DB Powder Springs, GA (Hillgrove) 6’0, 194
Committed: 8/17/18
Stars: 4 by 247Sports / 4 by ESPN / 4 by Rivals

Josh Ward’s Analysis: McCollough is one of the top athletes in the country. He will have a chance to compete for playing time right away at safety. Enrolling early will give him a chance to compete immediately.

Highlights from hudl…

ESPN:
Natl Rank: No. 167
Position Rank: No. 11 S
State Rank: No. 21 in GA

247 Sports:
Natl Rank: No. 166
Position Rank: No. 15 S
State Rank: No. 18 in GA

Rivals:
Natl Rank: No. 215
Position Rank: No. 16 S
State Rank: No. 25 in GA

High School
Starred at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Ga.
Selected to participate in the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game.
Named to the 2018 Georgia Class 7A Preseason All-State Team.
Named to the All-USA Georgia Second Team in 2017.
Led Hillgrove High to a program-best 12-1 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals in 2018.
Helped the Hawks capture the Region 3-7A title for the second straight year in 2018.
Led a defense that allowed only 14.3 points per game in the 2018 regular season.
Totaled 77 tackles, four TFLs and six PBUs while also scoring five offensive touchdowns in 2017 despite missing four games due to injury.

-UT Athletics
Father, Eriles, played at Jacksonville State and was coached by current Tennessee special teams coordinator/safeties coach Charles Kelly, who at the time was Jacksonville State’s defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

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