Elite linebacker JJ Peterson signs with Vols football

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:

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:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Auburn
  • Florida State
  • Clemson
  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • South Carolina
  • Michigan
  • 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.

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Huge get for the Vols. This class really has exceeded the expectations I had given the rough transition from Jones to Pruitt. But Pruitt & Co. have really done well. Hopefully we get another couple of higher end names to really cap things off.

I’m really disappointed to see Young flip FSU especially because of the story behind his finding, also the need at WR. But you can’t have everything. Oh well