Harvard is hitting the Chattanooga area hard and finding success on the recruiting trail picking up their third Tennessee commitment of the 2021 Class from Hamilton County
Baylor free safety Riley Jenne has committed to the Crimson and joins McCallie twin offensive linemen Austin and Jack Gentle as Chattanooga talent choosing to play their college football at Harvard.
“Riley is an outstanding young man who is not only very athletic but plays with great effort. A leader on and off the field. Excited that he has reached his goal of playing at the next level,” Baylor coach Phil Massey said.
In his junior season, Jenne posted 53 tackles and intercepted three passes for the Red Raiders as they finished 9-2 on the season.
Jenne (6-0, 190) picked Harvard over offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Tennessee Tech and Tulane.
He is also the second Red Raider player to commit joining teammate Elijah Howard who committed to Tennessee.
Johnson Commits to North Texas
Memphis Academy of Health Sciences athlete Robert Johnson has committed to North Texas.
Johnson (6-1, 190) caught 19 passes for 316 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Lions as they finished 6-5 as they lost to 2A state champion Peabody in the first round.
“Robert Johnson is raw talented athlete who has not even scratch the surface on how good he could be and North Texas got a steal,” MAHS coach Cedric Miller said.
Johnson chose the Mean Green over other offers that included Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee State and UT-Martin.
The following 29 players have committed in the Class of 2021 they are: MAHS athlete Robert Johnson (North Texas), Baylor safety Riley Jenne (Harvard), Knoxville Central linebacker Kalib Fortner (Army), Knoxville Central wide receiver Liam Fortner (Army), Hillsboro defensive back Kolby Phillips (Tulane), Bradley Central athlete Javin Burke (Virginia), Henry County defensive back Jawon Odoms (Memphis), Ensworth linebacker Bryce Edmondson (Memphis), Hardin County tight end Hudson Wolfe (Tennessee), MUS defensive back Roderic Lewis (Tulane), McCallie offensive lineman Austin Gentle (Harvard), McCallie offensive lineman Jack Gentle (Harvard), Brentwood Academy defensive end James Stewart (Memphis), Pearl Cohn athlete Kyndrich Breedlove (Ole Miss), Nolensville defensive end Grant Reeder (Davidson), DeKalb County tight end Evan Jones (Tennessee Tech), Ravenwood linebacker Junior Colson (Michigan), Ridgeway safety Brandon Warner (Memphis), White Station defensive back Greg Rubin (Memphis), Pope John Paul II running back Antwan Roberts (Wisconsin), The King’s Academy offensive lineman J’Marion Gooch (Auburn), Father Ryan quarterback D.C. Tabscott (Appalachian State), Alcoa defensive end Grey Carroll (Georgia Tech), Brentwood wide receiver Walker Merrill (Tennessee), Ravenwood tight end Jake Briningstool (Clemson), Ensworth safety Andre Turrentine (Ohio State), Brentwood Academy offensive lineman Eli Sutton (North Carolina), Baylor running back Elijah Howard (Tennessee) and MUS tight end Gavin McKay (Missouri).
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