WR Keithon Redding commits to Tennessee Volunteers

Keithon Redding (left) with Columbia HS coach Mario Allen (AJC)

Keithon Redding (left) with Columbia HS coach Mario Allen (AJC)

Keithon Redding, a wide receiver from Columbia High School, said he committed to Tennessee on Friday afternoon.

“I called the coaches and told them ‘I want to be a Vol,’” Redding told the AJC. “I like Tennessee because of the coaches and because it’s not too far away from home.”

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder said he was also considering Central Florida and Alabama. He said he decided to commit to Tennessee after attending Florida State’s camp.

“I had been wanting to commit to Tennessee for a while,” Redding said. “I had been talking to Florida State, and they wanted me to come down to camp so they could see me in person. I talked to the wide receivers coach, and he sounded like he was really interested in me. But I wasn’t sure if they had offered. It was kind of confusing.”

Redding said he has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds.


– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? mcarvell@ajc.com


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July 22nd, 2011
2:07 pm

Stay away from the clubs Keithon!

ya hoo

July 22nd, 2011
2:11 pm

unless some kid signs with GT why does this have to show up on the GT page of the AJC? I don’t care, please take your face and column to a generic college football page where all others can read about it. I for one do not care who Tn signs. They are inbred morons on a hilltop


July 22nd, 2011
2:16 pm

Wahoo! Dooley on a Roll!!! Welcome to Rocky Top Keithon!

Randall "Pink" Floyd

July 22nd, 2011
2:22 pm

Decent looking wideout. Good luck, kid.


July 22nd, 2011
2:23 pm

Whatever you do, stay away from Duh,Rick.

lewis 52

July 22nd, 2011
2:24 pm

Bigtime WR to Tennessee.

Chose UT over Bama, Penn St, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss. This kid is
unreal. Amzingly Richt never offered. Big mistake IMO!!!

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Lukes Dukes

July 22nd, 2011
2:46 pm

Another superb Georgia football player to UT.
I’m gonna be sick when Keithon and DaRick score on us!

The General Feeling

July 22nd, 2011
3:01 pm

Coach Richt will have yet another Top 10 class. But does it really matter?


July 22nd, 2011
3:06 pm

Do you actually think Redding had committable offers to most of those schools? Let’s be honest, no.


July 22nd, 2011
3:26 pm

solid athlete, bet he beefs up and winds up on D. The sky is falling Dawg fans, RUN.


July 22nd, 2011
3:27 pm

Some of you guys do not read or study the recruiting process at UGA! UGA can not sign everybody in the nation like some other SEC schools do. UGA is filling their position needs. UGA is in great shape at WR for 2012; Lonnie Outlaw is not chicken change, he is the real deal, 6′7″ 200 lbs. C.J. Curry-6′2″ 185 lbs (and will grow more)!


July 22nd, 2011
3:29 pm

He’s the 8th commit to UT this week alone…damn.


July 22nd, 2011
4:51 pm

Dooley’s gonna be terrific this year. The guy gets it. 9-3, beats Georgia & South Carolina and wins the SEC East.

Jacket Man

July 22nd, 2011
5:22 pm

GA Tech already has their Wide Receiver commit locked up. Congratulations on your decision, Keithon, best of luck at Rocky Top!


July 22nd, 2011
5:23 pm

I’m with “ya hoo” above. If this is going to be on the GT page, at least say that the kid was recruited by GT and we lost him to UT. I didn’t know that until “lewis 52″ so kindly shared it with us.


July 22nd, 2011
5:34 pm

There is not a better WR in the state of Georgia this year. Good pickup UT. How this kid had 19 offers and not one from his home state school is clueless.

Charlie Hayes

July 22nd, 2011
5:44 pm

Perfect! Now, that should be the deciding factor for Cordarrelle Patterson to pick the Dawgs! Go Dawgs!

Lukes Dukes

July 22nd, 2011
5:49 pm

Patterson is said to be the last WR those Vols take unless
they get Croom (also from Georgia).
I don’t like UT but man they are on fire in recruiting. Who is
next for the Dawgs? I do like the big underrated OL!

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July 22nd, 2011
5:52 pm

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Charlie Hayes

July 22nd, 2011
6:01 pm

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Charlie Hayes

July 22nd, 2011
6:03 pm

UT on Fire? They have one (1) 4-Star recruit…..Dooley has a long way to go to rebuild UT. The Dawgs will eat UT’s lunch this year in Knoxville!!!!!

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July 22nd, 2011
6:33 pm

Too bad Richt doesn’t have 100 scholarships to offer every good player in the state.


July 22nd, 2011
6:37 pm

Hey, you rednecks from TN, the Dawgs did NOT offer Keith Redding. Coach Mark Richt was waiting for Georgia State and South Alabama to do so before offering. LOLOL

Ca dawg

July 22nd, 2011
6:51 pm

Should help us w Patterson, the juco wr. He’s looking hard at UT and uga and the vols have already taken a bunch of wr’s this year. Paterson has a better chance to see the field immediately in Athens.


July 22nd, 2011
7:00 pm

stinks one of the best wr in this class goes to tennessee
–lots of excuses but fact is this player is a touchdown machine
and now will take talent to vols


July 22nd, 2011
7:07 pm

With four freshmen wide outs just enrolled, believe I prefer a few more Chester Brown types for the Dawgs.


July 22nd, 2011
7:47 pm

I agree Lakedawg some complain about not signing someone without looking at the roster or who’s already commited, wouldn’t be surprised if Outlaw was the only one we sign unless an elite one commits,this kid is good but there looks to be better available and if not linemen are a bigger need.


July 22nd, 2011
7:52 pm

Between the lines……… FSU didn’t offer. Good luck young man. Dooley a good guy.


July 22nd, 2011
7:58 pm

Congrads to Mr. Redding and, his family he was an interesting prospect that I assumed would have landed at Tech but, Coach PJ can’t get them all right. Columbia does have a good looking DE that could stay in state and, perform at a high level on the flats if Coach PJ is interested

lou holthszszss

July 22nd, 2011
10:10 pm

Congrats to Keithon who has amazing talent! We’ll be pullin for ya.

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July 23rd, 2011
2:09 pm

Congrats Keithon!!!!! Now lets show these nonbelievers that you are one of the best in the state!!!!!!!!!

junior mints

July 23rd, 2011
2:19 pm

Redding is one of the best WR this state has seen in years…
pains me that the over hyped dawgs cant see the forest for the trees!!!

Tennessee has NO in-state talent

July 23rd, 2011
10:33 pm

Well best of luck to a team that only has 32 players on their roster from the state of Tennessee.

tennessee tom

July 24th, 2011
3:46 am

Dooly almost has Fulmer and Kiffens train wreck back on the track,should see a lot of improvement,not a conference title but will be a lot better,things are looking up for the Vol Nation,after the Bosie and SC game,Richt will be recruiting a moving Van,10 year window is about all these coaches can substain,Richts time has come and gone

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Richard B. Applewhite

July 25th, 2011
2:34 pm

face it all none believers, coach Dooley is doing a great job and yes Tennessee is on the rise! Scary thing is we will get there quicker than any of you think. Great job in recruiting this year, Go Big Orange!


July 25th, 2011
4:16 pm

Looks like we are 3 star U


July 25th, 2011
9:21 pm

Tennessee Tom. no need to come on here and talk smack. this is the first time i have ventured off gvx, and not seen the typical Tennessee inbread, redneck sleep with your sister stuff. these fans have pretty much been complementary of UT. NO WONDER we have so many trolls on our site. no offense to trolls under any bridge in Alabama. hehe just kidding. we have some good pickups this week, so just be happy.


July 26th, 2011
11:38 am

I don’t understand why there is anyone on this page that is talking smack about Tennessee and not wanting to see who Tennessee recruits. YOU clicked on the link with the headline that reads, “WR Keithon Redding commits to Tennessee Volunteers”. Now, really…what do you think this column might be about? Click on your team’s recruiting page if you don’t want to see Tennessee’s recruits! GO VOLS!

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