KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It turns out, Timothy Jordan didn’t have to think long about a decision.
One day after wrapping up his official visit with the Vols, the 3-star tailback from Bartow (Fla.) committed to Tennessee on Monday.
— Call me Timmy ☝️ (@joordaan1k) January 23, 2017
The former Western Kentucky commit chose the Vols over North Carolina and Purdue. He is the 27th prospect in Tennessee’s 2017 class, joining fellow tailbacks Ty Chandler and Trey Coleman.
On Sunday, Jordan called his official visit to Tennessee “mind-blowing.” The 5-foot-11, 189-pound tailback said the Vols made a strong impression, and that the trip “was a lot to take in.”
Although UNC was the presumed leader heading into the visit, Jordan said the two schools were “even” when leaving Tennessee, adding a decision “shouldn’t take a while.”
The Vols have been trying to fill their third tailback spot for months, once targeting 5-star Cam Akers and 4-star Travis Etienne. Akers committed to FSU in late December, while Etienne is considered a LSU/Clemson battle.
Over the weekend, Tennessee hosted Jordan and Auburn tailback commit Devan Barrett. The final spot was a first-come, first-served thing, and Jordan jumped at the opportunity Monday.
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