The No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the SEC just got a little bigger.
Miles Campbell, a versatile tight end with tremendous potential, committed to Tennessee via Twitter on Monday afternoon. This marks the Vols’ first true tight end commitment since 2019.
— MILES CAMPBELL (@Miles3campbell) May 18, 2020
The three-star prospect out of South Paulding High School in Georgia is listed as the No. 20 tight end and the No. 21 tight end in the country according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings and Rivals Rankings, respectively. The Vols coaching staff were once again able to beat out the likes of Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Miami, North Carolina, Ole Miss, and other schools that had offered Campbell.
They say you cant teach size, but you can add onto it. Campbell stands tall at 6-3 and weighs just over 230 pounds, which for a player going into his senior year of high school, is a great starting point. Once Campbell arrives to campus, he will likely work very heavily with the strength and conditioning coaches to improve his size to where an SEC tight end should be.
Throughout his high school career, Campbell has shown exceptional talent as both a blocker and a pass catcher. Even though he is only listed as a tight end, he would line up as a receiver in plenty of situations on the football field in high school, showing his level of versatility.
Campbell is a relentless wide receiver, both catching and blocking, and his frame in the middle of the field should help Tennessee explore more creative options with Jim Chaney’s offense in the near future.
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— MILES CAMPBELL (@Miles3campbell) November 14, 2019
Tennessee is a team that has been looking for a standout tight end for a long time. Dominick Wood-Anderson did sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, but it has been some time since the Vols sent out a game-changing tight end to the field. In 2018, Tennessee had only thrown 23 completions to tight ends. In 2019, that number barely improved to 29. It is clear to see that the Vols have been in desperate need of a highly-skilled and consistent tight end to use in the offense.
Campbell’s willingness to be an aggressive run-blocker, combined with his high level of receiving ability, should make him one of the more interesting prospects for Tennessee coming up. While he may take some time to develop like any other three-star, Campbell shows promise and potential at a position that Tennessee is searching for.
The announcement marks the 22nd commitment for Tennessee overall, leading all other schools in the country.