Vols’ top-10 class gets increase from No
Blake Baumgartner, ESPN Staff WriterAug 21, 2023, 08:48 PM ET
Tennessee’s top-10 class got back at stronger Monday night with a dedication from four-star defensive end Jordan Ross.Ross, who is ranked No. 24 total in the 2024 ESPN 300, is the sixth-best defensive end in the cycle and is Tennessee’s second-highest-ranked hire, behind Parkview High School(Georgia)athlete Mike Matthews (No. 5 general in 2024 ), who announced for Josh Heupel’s program on July 19.”I ‘d say [which school has]
the very best education, and the relationship with the coaches and seeing how they can develop me into the future,”Ross informed ESPN in May about what he was prioritizing most with his decision.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated He took official check outs to Florida, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee in
June, and also thought about Alabama.The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Ross had a really productive junior season for Vestavia Hills High School(Alabama)
, tape-recording 49 takes on, 16 deals with for loss and 2 1/2 sacks.”I’ll state my game’s pretty much fast-paced the majority of the time, “he stated.”I take a look at the little things.
I take a look at the little things prior to I do anything. I work on my format every practice. I attempt to work on my leave, to get faster, get off on the very same rhythm as the ball. “I actually simply see the O-linemen and how they move. I practically just view film throughout the day at school. I recall at my old game, like against
some traditionals we played. I look at their strategy and how can I do much better at my method. “Ross is the 11th ESPN 300 pledge for the Volunteers for this cycle, boosting a class ESPN has ranked 10th.