Jacob Warren has been a lifelong Vol. His father played for Tennessee under Johnny Majors and then-offensive line coach Phillip Fulmer. Today, Warren signed to play in Knoxville after committing to the Vols on May 24th. Warren will look to follow in the footsteps of one of the best tight ends to play on Rocky Top — he has always dreamed of becoming the next Jason Witten, and rightfully so. Not many kids playing tight end around Knoxville would differ in that statement.
Warren is a 6-foot-6, 210-pound prospect, but has already mentioned plans to bulk up before the start of the season. This will give the Vols a huge target in the middle of the field. In bulking up, he will also become a much better blocker, capable of holding off edge-rushing defenders when called upon.
Really coming into his own during his junior year, Warren caught 29 passes over the course of the season, racking up 479 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. That even culminated in a state championship trophy with Farragut High School in Knoxville. In his senior campaign, he increased his receptions and yardage and nearly matched his touchdown total. He caught 39 passes for 659 yards and eight touchdowns.
The first thing you notice in his highlights is how confident his quarterback is to throw to Warren despite heavy coverage. Warren’s height and hands give quarterbacks the confidence to throw it up to him and be confident that he will bring it down. His speed is impressive, as he uses his long legs to accelerate past defenders. When Warren bulks up, he has the potential to be a force for the Vols moving forward.