Govols247: Jalen Reeves-Maybin picks Tennessee

Top247 athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin of Clarksville, Tenn., the state's No. 2 prospect in the 2013 class, announced Friday afternoon that he has committed to Tennessee.

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Top247 athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin of Clarksville, Tenn., the state's No. 2 prospect in the 2013 class, announced Friday afternoon that he has committed to Tennessee.

As Jalen Reeves-Maybin’s recruitment has played out, he has received major scholarship offers from around the country and taken a number of unofficial visits.

But all of those visits just continued to confirm what the four-star athlete knew back in January: that Tennessee is where he wants to be.

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VolNavy writes:

Good choice young man.. Welcome to the Vols...I look forward to seeing you on the field in Orange and White.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Welcome to the hill..GBO!

orangecountyvols writes:

Welcome young man. All the best to you in your career.

voloffaith writes:

Doggone all the best athletes in the state are leaving to go elsewhere...when is Dooley going to keep quality talent in state?..heard any of that b4?...you win some ..you lose some...today we won(if he signs in Feb2013)

tree_em_smokey writes:

Positive!

VOLsince68 writes:

Awesome news!! Welcome to the hill JRM.

GO VOLS!!!

jobrando#216494 writes:

Put the VOLS ahead of Vandy on Rivals..I think 16th

keepitreal4vols writes:

This is TENNESSEE, why are we having to compete with Ole MIss and the Vanderdorks for top talent in state? And the other top talent went to Auburn and So Cal. Geeeez

voloffaith writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

This is TENNESSEE, why are we having to compete with Ole MIss and the Vanderdorks for top talent in state? And the other top talent went to Auburn and So Cal. Geeeez

Heykeepitnegative4vols.......jeepers wally we got one of the tops...so the glass is half full not the flip...oh BTW signing date in feb 2013

BolivrBob writes:

Put us at 16 on Rivals and 17 on Scout. Still not cracking the top 25 on ESPN. Recruiting is going well. It is still very early. With a couple of early big wins, (and we will get them), this will be a top 10 class.

BolivrBob writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

This is TENNESSEE, why are we having to compete with Ole MIss and the Vanderdorks for top talent in state? And the other top talent went to Auburn and So Cal. Geeeez

This is a great get. This kid can play!

keepitreal4vols writes:

These comments should be about Jalen Reeves Maybin but I should correct my earlier post. Looks like we lost Jovon Robinson to Auburn for other reasons.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/...
3 words: AUBURN IS DIRTY.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

This is TENNESSEE, why are we having to compete with Ole MIss and the Vanderdorks for top talent in state? And the other top talent went to Auburn and So Cal. Geeeez

Vandy is moving on up...Dang this takes time....Rome was not built in 4 years

OwensboroVol writes:

Look forward to your time on the hill. I look back with a warmth in my heart that only one of the greatest places on Earth could give you. I met and married the woman of my dreams, learned to do things that I never thought I could, and became a man (or adult depending on how you judge me)at a place that I can only say was magical in my life. I would not change anything for any amount of money or fame. I was Big Orange Bred, Big Orange Born, and when I die I'll be Big Orange Dead. Jalen, give the University of Tennessee everything you have and I guarantee you that it will return it to you 5 fold.

pingkr62 writes:

Great news. Keep it rolling. G.B.O.!!!

RaineyVol writes:

Why is he rated so low on Rivals?

thevoice writes:

Good get. Still need some OL/DL big nasties, a RB, and a kicker.

keepitreal4vols writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Are you an owl?

bigdisbig writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Vandy is moving on up...Dang this takes time....Rome was not built in 4 years

Tennessee is no longer the Tennessee of old. All schools go thru transition. One day Bama will no longer be the Bama of the past 3 years for Saban will eventually leave. However, unlike the morons that run the Tennessee athletic dept. Bama will spend the money to hire a seasoned coach after the home run they hit with Saban. You get what you pay for and the Volunteer athletic dept. goes for bargain basement coaches. Until Dooley proves he can compete in the SEC the Vols will be cellar dwellers along with Ky, Ole Miss and Vandy.....this is the reason for the question you asked. NC State will set the tone of this season. I hope Dooley proves me and everyone else here who are skeptics wrong. Call us trolls but in actuality we are just people fed up with bad coaching and stupid mistakes on the field.

NashvillePreds writes:

Big pickup.
Maybe the head recruiter is married to a D1 lady, eh James Franklin?

GerryOP writes:

A good "get!" He fell in love with UT the 1st time he visited last January, never really considered anywhere else, he's an early enrollee, and will play whatever position the coaches want him to play. He also looks like a pretty dang good ball player! What more could we ask?

Welcome to Big Orange Country Jalen!

Ayres_Hall writes:

Rivals star rankings feeds the ignorant. Bammers and Kiffin live and breathe the stars.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

Tennessee is no longer the Tennessee of old. All schools go thru transition. One day Bama will no longer be the Bama of the past 3 years for Saban will eventually leave. However, unlike the morons that run the Tennessee athletic dept. Bama will spend the money to hire a seasoned coach after the home run they hit with Saban. You get what you pay for and the Volunteer athletic dept. goes for bargain basement coaches. Until Dooley proves he can compete in the SEC the Vols will be cellar dwellers along with Ky, Ole Miss and Vandy.....this is the reason for the question you asked. NC State will set the tone of this season. I hope Dooley proves me and everyone else here who are skeptics wrong. Call us trolls but in actuality we are just people fed up with bad coaching and stupid mistakes on the field.

You're the type of guy that whined when Major's took over for Battle in 77', and by 1980 were berating UT for not replacing JM's for lack of production..It'll be alright and after CDD gets the job done this season. I won't rub your two faces in it..GBO!!

tovolny writes:

Welcome Jalen Reeves-Maybin. This is great news for Tennessee.

Now, I wonder who out there would like to join me in recruiting a future punter and place kicker. Maybe we as fans can find one that can match the athletic ability of this fine young men. Pro kickers are no longer ex-soccer players, but large body athletes. Alabama, Georgia, and LSU have them in their back yards. I say let's go after the real, best kicker in the country. If you find one, post his name and location on one of these 247 teaser items.

RoadTrip writes:

Franklin won't stay at Candy. If he does a decent job there a major program will take him away and they will be back to Square One. It is not a destination job. So let's leave being ahead of Candy out of the celebration of our rankings.

CDD will have them where they need to be with the players that fit UT and the system on NSD. He's done it before without having success on the field. He will have even more success with a good season this fall. All is well.

Welcome aboard Jalen. The Volnation needs you and has your back.

arkyvol writes:

hey, a lot of the posters here seem smitten with a mediocre coach (actually, he's got some climbing to do), so why not go ga-ga over mediocre recruits (while the best in state heads for L.A.)?

FWBVol writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

Tennessee is no longer the Tennessee of old. All schools go thru transition. One day Bama will no longer be the Bama of the past 3 years for Saban will eventually leave. However, unlike the morons that run the Tennessee athletic dept. Bama will spend the money to hire a seasoned coach after the home run they hit with Saban. You get what you pay for and the Volunteer athletic dept. goes for bargain basement coaches. Until Dooley proves he can compete in the SEC the Vols will be cellar dwellers along with Ky, Ole Miss and Vandy.....this is the reason for the question you asked. NC State will set the tone of this season. I hope Dooley proves me and everyone else here who are skeptics wrong. Call us trolls but in actuality we are just people fed up with bad coaching and stupid mistakes on the field.

Let's see if I can remember everything that happened at Bama.

Bear Bryant retired after the 1982 season and died a month later. Ray Perkins was named coach. Perkins was followed by Bill Curry, who left Bama for Kentucky after the 1989 season.

Gene Stallings takes over in 1990 and won the NC in 1992. Stallings steps down after the 1996. Stallings was followed by Mike Dubose, Dennis Franchione, Mike (Keep Me Out of the Strip Club) Price, who never coached a game at Bama, Mike Shula and finally they hired Saban.

Yes, Alabama did a great job of hiring coaches and has never missed on any of them in the last 30 years. And I won't even mention Ears Whitworth, who the Bear replaced.

Every school has its share of bad hires even in the school's marquee sport. And that is by no means saying Derek Dooley was a bad hire. I understand what he walked into. I don't know if Saban himself could have done any better given the depleted roster we had when Dooley took over.

As for UT not paying big bucks for coaches, Lane Kiffin and his staff were one of the highest paid in college football in 2009.

TheVolSnake writes:

4 Star (Scouts) Reeves-Maybin 6-1,205 just committed to the Vol’s. He is a gifted athlete that put up big numbers on both sides of the ball as a junior. He has played safety and linebacker on defense and Scout projects him as an outside linebacker on the next level. He has a lot of room to grow at that position, but he has all the skills to be very successful there. He can run, he has good size, he is aggressive, he can move in space, and can turn and run with running backs.

3 Star (Rivals) Maybin stood out at multiple events this summer, including the Nike Memphis camp and the Music City Classic. At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, he's somewhere between a safety and linebacker. While playing safety, he's more than comfortable in coverage. He already has a solid body, so bulking up to play linebacker at the next level isn't out of the question. The Vols have a talented defender, regardless of the position he ultimately plays.

Jr. year Stats: Running 170 Att, 1,448 Yards and 31 TD’s: Passing threw for 1,267 Yards and 15 TD’s: on Defense 103 tackles and 3 fumble recoveries. All these Stats where for his JR. year only.

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Franklin won't stay at Candy. If he does a decent job there a major program will take him away and they will be back to Square One. It is not a destination job. So let's leave being ahead of Candy out of the celebration of our rankings.

CDD will have them where they need to be with the players that fit UT and the system on NSD. He's done it before without having success on the field. He will have even more success with a good season this fall. All is well.

Welcome aboard Jalen. The Volnation needs you and has your back.

I fully appreciate the sentiment. Vanderbilt has no legitimate right to make any type of successful argument which could be used in support of their illogical views that their athletic department can compete with Tennessee on a historical basis.
However, the past few years have created quite an anomaly.
Everything from our football team enduring a losing season throughout 3 of the past 4 years, to Bruce Pearl firing himself, to Mike Hamilton refusing to accepting Bruce Pearl's fate, and then throwing the coach under the bus at one of the worst possible times, to Todd Raleigh (sp?), to our current football predicament, we have given the enemy ample ammunition.
Living in Nashville has been easier for Volunteer fans.
Winning a recruit such as Reeves-Maybin is a much appreciated win.
Go Vols

exlineman writes:

in response to FWBVol:

Let's see if I can remember everything that happened at Bama.

Bear Bryant retired after the 1982 season and died a month later. Ray Perkins was named coach. Perkins was followed by Bill Curry, who left Bama for Kentucky after the 1989 season.

Gene Stallings takes over in 1990 and won the NC in 1992. Stallings steps down after the 1996. Stallings was followed by Mike Dubose, Dennis Franchione, Mike (Keep Me Out of the Strip Club) Price, who never coached a game at Bama, Mike Shula and finally they hired Saban.

Yes, Alabama did a great job of hiring coaches and has never missed on any of them in the last 30 years. And I won't even mention Ears Whitworth, who the Bear replaced.

Every school has its share of bad hires even in the school's marquee sport. And that is by no means saying Derek Dooley was a bad hire. I understand what he walked into. I don't know if Saban himself could have done any better given the depleted roster we had when Dooley took over.

As for UT not paying big bucks for coaches, Lane Kiffin and his staff were one of the highest paid in college football in 2009.

FWB Vol, excellent post, people tend to forget these important details, also I beleive Alabama was considered a great team long before Bear Bryant arrived. Alabama and Tn. were two of the biggies back in the old days according to all of the stats, I have read.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Welcome to the hill, Jalen... do yourself a favor, don't read anything on this site.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

This is TENNESSEE, why are we having to compete with Ole MIss and the Vanderdorks for top talent in state? And the other top talent went to Auburn and So Cal. Geeeez

Some people aren't happy unless they're completely miserable.

DeltaCharlie3 writes:

Good get! Austin Peay and Cincinnati were hot after this guy as well.

CommodoreCapital writes:

Nice pick up by the Vols. Vanderbilt fell off at the end, but hopefully Franklin will stay on him until signing day.

Southland writes:

in response to FWBVol:

Let's see if I can remember everything that happened at Bama.

Bear Bryant retired after the 1982 season and died a month later. Ray Perkins was named coach. Perkins was followed by Bill Curry, who left Bama for Kentucky after the 1989 season.

Gene Stallings takes over in 1990 and won the NC in 1992. Stallings steps down after the 1996. Stallings was followed by Mike Dubose, Dennis Franchione, Mike (Keep Me Out of the Strip Club) Price, who never coached a game at Bama, Mike Shula and finally they hired Saban.

Yes, Alabama did a great job of hiring coaches and has never missed on any of them in the last 30 years. And I won't even mention Ears Whitworth, who the Bear replaced.

Every school has its share of bad hires even in the school's marquee sport. And that is by no means saying Derek Dooley was a bad hire. I understand what he walked into. I don't know if Saban himself could have done any better given the depleted roster we had when Dooley took over.

As for UT not paying big bucks for coaches, Lane Kiffin and his staff were one of the highest paid in college football in 2009.

and dont forget Stallings got them on probation even tho he won the NC. Dooley has been playing with less talent than UT has had since the last year or so of Bill Battle's career and the first few years of Majors. Dooley has made some poor coaching decisions but bottom line he has been playing with little talent and few kids were wanting to go to UT with all the mess that has gone on. We need to remember that kids know about three or four years of a program tops. So while the kids coming into college now UT is not a big time program so it is still a hard sale but Dooley is picking up steam.

SouthDakotaBob writes:

Can't wait to watch this kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89siPW...

48orangenation48 writes:

is that a vandy lanyard around his neck? hahaha

Navaloranges writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

Good get! Austin Peay and Cincinnati were hot after this guy as well.

Two things are obvious, Dooley knows what to look for in an SEC recruit, regardless of his CURRENT ranking. And, YOU don't know near as much as you think you doi about the sport you continually Troll on.

exlineman writes:

in response to TheVolSnake:

4 Star (Scouts) Reeves-Maybin 6-1,205 just committed to the Vol’s. He is a gifted athlete that put up big numbers on both sides of the ball as a junior. He has played safety and linebacker on defense and Scout projects him as an outside linebacker on the next level. He has a lot of room to grow at that position, but he has all the skills to be very successful there. He can run, he has good size, he is aggressive, he can move in space, and can turn and run with running backs.

3 Star (Rivals) Maybin stood out at multiple events this summer, including the Nike Memphis camp and the Music City Classic. At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, he's somewhere between a safety and linebacker. While playing safety, he's more than comfortable in coverage. He already has a solid body, so bulking up to play linebacker at the next level isn't out of the question. The Vols have a talented defender, regardless of the position he ultimately plays.

Jr. year Stats: Running 170 Att, 1,448 Yards and 31 TD’s: Passing threw for 1,267 Yards and 15 TD’s: on Defense 103 tackles and 3 fumble recoveries. All these Stats where for his JR. year only.

Vol Snake, I have watched this young man play several times and he is the real deal, plays quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He is extremely fast and hard to bring down. He looks like another version of Patterson. I personally think he is better than Patterson at this stage in his career. He should be a 5 star.

His last game against Beech High School he ran for over 390yrds. and 5 touchdowns. He played the entire game missing one play when he took a hard lick on his ankle on a very cold night. He stood on the sideline for one play and then back in the game. Had quite a few tackles. I would hope they think about using him on offense, as we don't have a back at this time on his level. He played against Beech 5a State champs with the last play where he switched to wide receiver and he and Jalen Hurd another great back we are trying to get went up for the same pass. That particular play was intercepted by Hurd, who doesn't normally play defense. Hurd had over 299 yards and 4 touchdowns. Score was 43 to 42.
Beech and Hurd went on to win the state with Hurd getting over 390 yards and seven touchdowns. Hurd is just a junior, but can graduate this yr., wants to major in chemistry and possibly engineering. Hurd's waiting to see who the new coach is according to a friend of mine, which Jones might be the right coach. With these two in the backfield, we would be hard to stop in the run. Hurd is ranked as one of the top backs in the nation and should be a 5star as well. Both are 6ft 3 according to the rosters. Hope coach Jones goes after Hurd big time, as Franklin is recruiting him heavily. Both of these guys could turn out program around fast.

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