Can Vols rise to top of Theo Jackson's list?

It's going to be a battle for a program to pull Nashville-based athlete Theo Jackson out of the Volunteer State. Get details on why with this exclusive.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Theo Jackson did not have to attend Tennessee's "STATEment Day" satellite camp Sunday at Tennessee State University.

Jackson did so anyway "just the love for the game cause there's always room to work."

That willingness to compete combined with his physical tools is the reason why coaches in Knoxville want him to suit up for the Orange & White.

"They're at the top of my list for right now, definitely No. 1," said Jackson, who added that coach Butch Jones' staff has been on him since his sophomore season.

The Overton (Tenn.) High School athlete figures to play defensive back if he decides to play for Tennessee. It's the same Music City school that produced current Volunteers cornerback Justin Martin.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder plans to make a declaration for his college choice before Overton starts its 2016 season.

Find out more about the mid-state athlete and his interest in the Big Orange by watching the exclusive video above.

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