Vols commit TJ Sheffield puts cap on sophomore season

TJ Sheffield spoke to InsideTennessee about his collegiate future, his team being in a state championship game and more.

TJ Sheffield is already starting to get a taste of what life in the Volunteer State is like as a future Tennessee Volunteer.

"It's great," Sheffield told InsideTennessee with a  smile. "Good to be a Vol."

The Independence (Tenn.) High School standout is one of two Eagles wide receivers in the 2019 class bound for Rocky Top. Teammate Kendrell Scurry became the first prospect in the class to pledge to Tennessee, doing so on July 26.

"We talked about how when we get up there, we're going to be rooming together and stuff. It's exciting," Sheffield said of conversations with Scurry after both committed.

The playmaking duo helped Independence to the TSSAA Class 5A state championship game against Farragut earlier this month. The Eagles fell 45-35 after jumping out to a 35-7 lead.

Sheffield caught five passes against the Admirals for 127 yards with a touchdown (76) and ran the football five times for 45 yards and another score (11).

In not only hoping to lead Independence back to center stage, Sheffield plans to improve this offseason on his "route-running and being more physical off the ball."

See more from the Vol commit in the video above.


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