'20 TN ATH Jabari Small

Mar 1, 2012
Caught up with Jabari Small...

The 3-star RB from Memphis visited Wednesday while up on spring break. Small, who is now 5-10, 195, feels like he's a strong priority to the staff, especially to David Johnson who told Small, "when he got the running back job at Tennessee, ‘It’s me and you now. You know where home is.’

Johnson and Jeremy Pruitt had to Face-Time with him when he missed a Junior Day earlier this year, but he got lots of 1-on-1 time with both yesterday. He loves the campus and said he can definitely see himself at Tennessee. Small has picked up interest from several others schools lately, including new offers from Michigan and Va. Tech. Among those recruiting him the hardest, he named UT, Michigan, who he said he's heard from everyday since the offer, Arkansas, Missouri and Ole Miss.

As for Tennessee: "They like me at running back. They want to utilize me in as many ways as possible. They just need more athletes. They like my patience and vision. I'm not easy to tackle."

The Vols are pushing for Small to return for the spring game. He also said Omari Thomas, his teammate at Briarcrest and a huge priority for the staff, couldn't make it yesterday as he was "wanted to get some rest on spring break since he's coming off basketball season. He'll definitely come (back to UT). Fatigue just caught up withhim."
- Simonton

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