2023 five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava, a Tennessee Vols commit, isn’t just a great football player.

He’s also an elite volleyball player.

Iamaleava, the No. 3 quarterback in the 2023 recruiting class, is considered one of the best volleyball players in the nation. And after watching his volleyball highlights, it’s easy to see why.

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It’s clear that Nico just loves to compete. It’s also clear that he’s insanely athletic.

And that’s a great sign for his future as a football player.

Some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL were multisport stars in high school. Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, for example, were standout baseball players that could’ve easily played at the MLB level.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was a great basketball player in high school — he was named a first-team all-state player in Ohio as a point guard.

There are countless other examples, too.

Excelling in another sport brings an added element to a quarterback’s game. In those moments when a play breaks down, the muscle memory learned from another sport could be what keeps a play alive.

Iamaleava has an incredible amount of upside. And he’s a high-character kid. There’s no such thing as a can’t miss prospect, but Tennessee fans should feel awfully good about Iamaleava’s chances of succeeding in the SEC.

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