One of the Tennessee Vols‘ most recent commits has a lot of confidence.
And that’s a good thing.
It’s hard to excel in the SEC without confidence. If a player doesn’t believe in himself, why should anyone else?
Three-star tight end Brody Foley, 6-foot-6/235 lbs from Cincinnati, OH, committed to the Vols last week over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan State, Nebraska, and West Virginia, among several others.
After his commitment to Tennessee, Foley spoke to Volquest about the recruiting process. That’s when he compared himself to future NFL Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski.
“I’d like to say I’m like Gronkowski, a threat in the run game with my point of attack on off-tackle runs,” said Foley “But I feel like I’m also a weapon in the pass game. I’m lengthy and am hard to cover. Even if there’s a faster guy on me, I’m more physical than him and can throw him off and get open.”
“I think I can make a lot of plays on my feet,” added Foley. “Using my size to make a few extra moves and get some more yards after the catch.”
There’s obviously no way to know whether or not Foley will turn out to be the next Gronk. That’s impossible to predict at any level.
But I love the confidence from the Ohio native. He’s confident in his game. And that type of confidence is going to serve him well once he arrives at Tennessee.
Foley, by the way, is the exact same size as Gronk was in 2007 as a recruit (6-foot-6/235 lbs). Perhaps that’s a sign that Foley’s Hall of Fame comparison will come to fruition.
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