Tennessee continues to pick up momentum with the commitment of 4-star wide receiver Ramel Keyton.
Keyton announced his decision Wednesday after narrowing his choice to Tennessee and Auburn. It’s the third recruiting win over Auburn (Wanya Morris, Sean Brown) on the recruiting trail in the past two weeks.
Tennessee adds a 6-foot-3, 186-pound wideout who can block and stretch the defense vertically. He’s an ideal wide receiver for offensive coordinator Tyson Helton’s pro-style system.
Keyton caught 59 passes for 1,294 yards and 16 touchdowns for Marietta High School in Georgia as a junior.
Keyton looked at Tennessee’s depth chart and the coaches’ track record of putting players into the NFL. That, combined with the atmosphere in Knoxville, was enough to sway his decision.
“The fans are way better,” Keyton told SEC Country about what he likes about Tennessee. “Way better. They [are] more involved and everything. I really like when I go up there, it’s just a family feel and I feel like I belong there and stuff, and the coaches, they really want to win and stuff, so I feel like in the next couple years, they’re gonna be a championship-caliber team.”
Keyton is a big add for Jeremy Pruitt and his staff, and he also could prove extremely valuable as a peer recruiter. Keyton’s high school teammate, Harrison Bailey, is one of the best quarterbacks in the Class of 2020. The Vols are very interested in him and could benefit from Keyton pushing him toward Rocky Top.
- Jackson Lampley, 4-star guard, 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, Nashville, Tenn.
- Jackson Lowe, 4-star tight end, 6-5, 242 pounds, Cartersville, Ga.
- Wanya Morris, 4-star tackle, 6-6, 290 pounds, Loganville, Ga.
- Sean Brown, 3-star tight end, 6-5, 240 pounds, Rome, Ga.
- Darel Middleton, JUCO defensive tackle, 6-6, 285 pounds, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- LeDarrius Cox, 3-star defensive tackle, 6-4, 305 pounds, Mobile, Ala.