Another potential two-way star for the Vols, 6-4 lefty Vincent Jackson is ranked as the 78th-best prospect in the 2012 class by Baseball America and 101st by Perfect Game. He also earned a 10.0 rating from PG, was named to the organization's 2011 Underclass First-Team All-American Team and is rated as the No. 7 prospect in the state of Georgia. As a junior Jackson guided Luella High School to the quarterfinals of the GHSA AAAAA state tournament, hitting .424 with 25 RBIs at the plate and going 6-4 with an average of 10.38 strikeouts per game on the mound. Jackson, who was named to the 2011 New Balance All-Area Code Games Team after hitting .429 at the event in Long Beach, Calif., also considered South Carolina and Mississippi State before deciding on Tennessee.
Vincent Jackson on signing with Tennessee: "I chose Tennessee because I've always wanted to play competitive college baseball and the SEC is the best in the country. It felt like home when took my visit and I want to help the team get back to the College World Series."
Tennessee Head Coach Dave Serrano: "Vincent is a tall, athletic player from Georgia who comes from a very athletic family and has potential to be a big time two-way guy for us in the very near future."