Tennessee landed a top target during their last recruiting event of the summer when Jalin Hyatt announced his commitment on July 27th. When Hyatt pledged to Tennessee, the Vols checked off the speed category in the 2020 class. They hosted 2021 wideout, Troy Stellato, a Sunshine State standout that could check off the speed box for them in his class. He breaks down the trip to Rocky Top here.
Stellato said of the visit, “I had an outstanding time on my visit. All the coaches and everyone were great.”
It was the general feel around the weekend that stood out to Stellato. He said, “I got a great vibe from everyone. That’s what stood out the most.”
The Vols pitch to Stellato was that they could use him in a multitude of ways. He said, “They said they could use me either on the inside or on the outside because my speed will just make me a mismatch nightmare for defenders.”
Stellato ran a laser timed 4.42-second forty-yard dash at an Opening Regional in February.
Stellato holds 9 Division 1 offers, with more expected to roll in during his junior campaign. He is not near a decision at this point, but Tennessee made a strong impression over the weekend.
Stellato said, “I’m keeping my mind open to all schools right now, but Tennessee checked a lot of boxes in where I’d want to play college football and where I can see the field the fastest.”
Stellato went on to say over the factors in his recruitment, “The key factors in my recruitment are where I’m going to see the field the fastest and the relationships I can make with the coaches along the way.”
While Stellato is not near a decision yet, he does have a timeframe in mind. He said, “Spring of my junior year is my ideal time where I’d want to be committed somewhere, so I can just focus on my senior season.”
Stellato has a big junior season on the horizon at Cardinal Gibbons (FL) before he will have to worry about all of that. He said what he is most looking forward to, “Mainly looking forward to just getting back out there on Friday nights competing with my teammates and against new opponents each week. The goal is another state championship season.”
Tennessee will get another chance to host the touted pass catcher. He said, “yes, I am planning on coming back up for a game.”
Stellato is the 432nd overall prospect, the No. 68 WR, and the No. 56 prospect from the state of Florida in the 2021 class, according to 247 Sports.