No official word from Tennessee at the time we’re writing this, but 247Sports and Rivals are both reporting that the Vols have signed 4-star linebacker JJ Peterson despite a late push by Alabama.
Update: It’s official:
📍 Moultrie, GA
📈 6-2 / 231
☝️ ESPN’s top-rated OLB pic.twitter.com/Tfcy43VXgD
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) February 7, 2018
According to the 247Sports Composite, Peterson is the nation’s No. 48 player overall, the nation’s No. 3 outside linebacker, and the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia. As you’d expect, his offer sheet is impressive:
- Florida State
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- Georgia Southern
- Georgia State
- South Alabama
Great job by Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee to hold on to Peterson in the midst of a wild day.