Vols quarterback commitment Kaidon Salter will enroll early at Tennessee

Mike Wilson
Knoxville News Sentinel

Vols quarterback commitment Kaidon Salter will enroll early at Tennessee, he announced Wednesday on Twitter.

"Hey CHHS , I enjoyed every moment on and off the field as a longhorn, but it’s time to do what’s right for my FAMILY and my FUTURE ... VOL NATION SEE YOU IN JANUARY!," Salter wrote.

Salter, a standout at Cedar Hill in Texas, committed to Tennessee on May 10. He told Knox News on Wednesday that he plans to play his senior season as expected and is not opting out of his final year of high school football.

Salter is the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback and No. 212 prospect in the 247Sports Composite. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Salter picked the Vols over Auburn and Baylor.

Salter was named to the Elite 11 in June after competing with 20 quarterbacks at the three-day Elite 11 finals in Murfreesboro.

“A lot of people think of him as a dual-threat quarterback because he does have the ability to run,” Cedar Hill quarterbacks coach D.J. Mann said to Knox News in May. “He brings a lot of the pro-style style to his game. He can sit back in the pocket and read defenses and throw it on time. He can do the drops and throw the routes. He does well learning new systems.”

Tennessee has 24 commitments in its 2021 class, which ranks No. 5 in the nation in the 247Sports Composite.

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