Vanderbilt became the first school overall to offer Sewell and it’s an offer the Blackman junior has wanted for a long time.
“I had been in contact with Vandy a lot along with Tennessee but I honestly never expected an offer from them when it came," said Sewell. "When I got the word, I was so excited I couldn’t grasp it all. Vanderbilt is a school I am very interested in and I really appreciate them giving me a chance before anyone else did.”
The Blackman football team’s offense was based around their rushing attack, so Sewell didn’t receive as many options in the passing game as he wanted but when he did, Sewell showed off his soft hands with surprising athleticism.
Standing 6’3 250 lbs, Sewell is a load at tight end and an imposing blocker in the run game. What surprises you is his athleticism and speed in the open field.
His dual abilities to block and catch the ball shows why Vanderbilt offered and why other schools appear interested as well.
“Vanderbilt was really the first school to show major interest in me but Tennessee has shown a lot too and I’m also beginning to hear from more schools as well,” Sewell said. “I have heard from FCS schools for a while but the bigger programs appear to becoming interested now. I’m just going to keep my head down and keep working hard and things will happen for me.”
The possibility is there for Sewell to transition his game to the defense as he has the size, quickness and athleticism to make fine lineman.
Look for this rising 2017 Middle Tennessee prospect to earn more offers through the offseason as he attends camps and continues to build a name for himself. Sewell is staying in shape as he works out and trains with the National Playmakers Academy here in Nashville.