Lane Kiffin is looking for some big men to help him build a championship team at the University of Tennessee.
Kiffin got a call this morning from Miami Booker T. Washington’s Jose Jose to let him know that one of those need areas has been met.
“Yes I have committed to the University of Tennessee,” Jose told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday morning. “I’m excited about being a Vol, I called Coach Kiffin and gave him the news.”
Jose was at school and will complete an interview with InsideTennessee.com later after school.
Last season, Jose’s primary position was guard, and earned First Team All-State for 4A and first team All County by the Miami Herald, but also played three games at center, two games at tackle, and played defensive tackle on third downs. And interest has picked up in the Miami big man.
He has worked hard over the spring to lose weight and prepare for his senior season and beyond.
“Last summer I was probably weighing 350-355, but I trained real hard and I was able to lose some weight to 330, and it helped with my endurance. I actually feel quicker and stronger, I was benching 315, and now I’m putting up 385 pounds.”
Jose is a 6-foot-1 350-pound athlete, has offers from several top programs.
“I’ve gotten offers from Tennessee, Florida, Miami, South Florida, West Virginia, Georgia, Rutgers, and a few others. I’m supposed to be getting offers from Florida State and Note Dame. Most are recruiting me at center, but some are talking nose guard too.”
Coach Eddie Gran is the recruiter in charge of recruiting the Miami area for the University of Tennessee.