An experienced player on the defensive end.
Defensive lineman Jaxson Moi from Stanford has become Tennessee’s second transfer portal commitment of the day. After spending this past weekend in Knoxville, Moi reaffirmed his preference for Tennessee over Washington.
On Sunday, Moi announced the news via X.
Following his sophomore year at Stanford, the 6-2, 303-pound defensive tackle is entering his final season. He will be able to play in Knoxville for the next two seasons.
According to 247Sports, the San Diego, California native was a three-star prospect out of high school and ranked 541st overall in the class.
Last season, Moi played in all 12 Stanford games, starting seven of them, including the final six games. Throughout the season, he was credited with 15 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Moi was credited with 4.5 tackles for loss in his rookie season.
Kalen DeBoer’s departure from Washington for Alabama, where he was supposed to make an official visit, changed the course of his recruitment through the portal. Rodney Garner was able to enter Tennessee through that opening and add another large body to his room.
Omari Thomas and Omarr Norman-Lott will be back for Tennessee in the middle of the defense. Tyre West, Daevin Hobbs, Dominic Bailey, and Bryson Eason will also be important players in 2024. Garner is still growing and getting stronger, and Moi provides them with another experienced player to add to the rotation.
Moi will be starting the spring semester later this week and will be arriving in Knoxville.
Tennessee Welcomes Early Enrollees
On Saturday, a number of the Tennessee Volunteers’ 2024 signing class members visited the campus.
Several members of Tennessee’s 2024 signing class visited campus on Saturday, continuing the state’s strong recruiting momentum. A major component of this program’s foundation is getting this group on campus, as many believe it to be one of the most talented Tennessee signing classes in recent memory.
Four-star safety Boo Carter, four-star running back Peyton Lewis, four-star wide receiver Bradley Staley, and four-star offensive lineman Gauge Ginther were among the numerous early enrollees. They were greeted by head coach Josh Heupel, who was also in charge of organizing a major junior day. Tennessee’s plans for the weekend had to be slightly adjusted because the weather prevented the majority of prospective attendees from attending. On campus, though, are a number of highly sought-after 2025 prospects, such as quarterback George MacIntyre of Brentwood Academy.
Tennessee’s 2024 Recruiting Class
- Jake Merklinger, QB
- Peyton Lewis, RB
- Mike Matthews, WR
- Braylon Harmon, WR
- Braylon Staley, WR
- Cole Harrison, TE
- Bennett Warren, OT
- Jesse Perry, OT
- Gage Ginther, OT
- William Satterwhite, OG
- Max Anderson, OG
- Kellen Lindstrom, DE
- Carson Gentle, DE
- Jeremias Heard, DL
- Jordan Ross, EDGE
- Edwin Spillman, ILB
- Jordan Burns, ILB
- Marcus Goree, CB
- Kaleb Beasley, CB
- Boo Carter, S
- Edrees Farooq, S