Where Tennessee stands with commit JJ Peterson one day before National Signing Day
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@blakemorganSEC with signing day tomorrow, how do you feel about jj Peterson
— James Gentry (@gentryJ270) February 6, 2018
Fear has crept into the heart of Tennessee fans after Matt Zenitz of al.com came out with this article.
The post said that Alabama was making a strong push for JJ Peterson. Rush Propst, Peterson’s high school coach, was the source who said Saban was pulling out all the stops to land the coveted linebacker. He even said it was “50-50” between the Vols and Crimson Tide.
I don’t believe Alabama is in quite as good of a position as Propst believes. Reading the article, it’s all what Propst thinks Peterson is feeling, and not what Peterson is telling him.
The 6-foot-2, 231-pound linebacker from Moultrie, Ga., committed to Tennessee on Jan. 6. This was before he ever stepped foot on campus.
Why would Peterson do this? One word, relationships.
The strongest relationship Peterson has with a coach is with new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt. This is why he was an Alabama lean for a while and then flipped his interest to Tennessee.
Feeling comfortable with the coaching staff is the most important thing to Peterson. This hasn’t changed in the past few weeks.
Nothing is ever for certain until the name is signed to the national letter of intent and faxed in. With that being said, I expect Tennessee to receive a signature from Peterson on Wednesday.
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- Vols impresses Isaac Taylor-Stuart, Emmit Gooden on final official visit before National Signing Day
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