Jalen Hurd, a five-star running back from Bech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., and long thought to be a strong Ohio State lean has committed Tennessee.
“I have committed to Tennessee,” an excited Hurd said. “The decision just came natural to me. The first time I visited with the new staff (Feb. 16), it clicked with me and I knew that Tennessee is where I wanted to be. I feel like in my heart this is the place I need to be, and can’t wait to play for my home-state university.”
The decision to commit early to Tennessee was due in large part to Jones and his vision for the Vols’ program.
“Coach Jones is a real genuine guy,” Hurd said. “I just love him. I met his family when I went down there, and they are great. He feels that I fit in perfectly as a running back and that I’m a game-changer for the program. With the new staff, and where they are headed, it’s the place for me. I’m going to do everything I can to help get the program going again.”
Hurd, who is full of pride for his home state, said today is a dream come true.