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Looking at 2021 Commits/Signees

Middle Tennessee State recently reached the double-digit-mark when it comes to commits and signees for the class of 2021.

The Blue Raiders had three guys honor their pledge and sign with MT in December. Those guys were Jakobe Thomas, Nick Vattiato, and Elijah Metcalf.

MTSU has added some guys through the transfer portal. The list of those guys includes: quarterback Bailey Hockman (NC State), offensive lineman Netori Johnson (Georgia), and offensive lineman Jamari Williams (Arizona). Let's take at what's in the fold so far for the 2021 class.


This Volunteer state prospect signed with Middle Tennessee State during the December signing period. Although his profile indicates he is a quarterback, MT has been recruiting him as a safety.

He made it official on December 16.

Thomas was offered a scholarship on December 6.

Nick Vattiato is one of two current quarterback commits for the Blue Raiders in 2021. Vattiato pledged back in September of 2020, and he was made a top priority by Coach Stockstill and crew.

Vattiato followed through and signed with Middle on December 16.

Elijah Metcalf is a dynamo receiver prospect who pledged to MTSU in August of 2020.

Metcalf is also one of the three guys who signed in December.

Here is Coach Stockstill on Metcalf.

Middle Tennessee State picked up a recruit at a position of need Thursday, January 21. Bodiford brings the versatility to play guard or tackle at the next level, but it seems that tackle is in his wheelhouse.

Bodiford was offered by MTSU back in April of 2020.

ZaBrien Harden is a heralded three-star linebacker prospect who pledged to Middle Tennessee State on January 20.

Harden was committed to the Arkansas State Red Wolves prior to recommitting and ultimately picking MT. Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State and Troy are some of the schools who have been actively pursuing him.

Harden's offer from Middle dated back to April 8, 2020.

Terrell Pack was pledged to the Blue Raiders on January 19.

It did not take long for him to commit to MT, considering he was offered on January 15.

Damonte Smith is yet another January commit for the Blue Raiders. He committed on January 11.

Smith was previously committed to Lenoir Rhyne


He also holds offer from Shorter, Notre Dame College, Stetson, and Savannah State.

Wide receiver prospect Javonte Sherman also pledged to MTSU on January 11.

Sherman was offered by Middle in April of 2020.

A glaring need for Middle going forward is the offensive line. Back in June MT landed a guy, Jaquan Toney, who brings some versatility to the table. He could be an offensive guard, but also could be plugged on the defensive line.

Toney was offered back in April of 2020.