Josh Malone wrapped up an extensive recruitment process Wednesday afternoon, committing to Tennessee during an announcement ceremony at Station Camp High School (Gallatin, Tenn.). The 4-star wide receiver prospect revealed his decision in front of a national audience on NBC Sports Network.
The 6'3", 190-pound playmaker picked the Volunteers over fellow finalists Georgia, Florida State and Clemson. His other offers included Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Miami and UCLA.
"I felt like I had a better opportunity there," Malone told NBC Sports during a televised interview immediately after the announcement. "I put no emotion into it. I just had to go to the right place for my comfort level. I feel like I'm going to succeed."
Prior to his announcement, Malone was considered one of the premier uncommitted prospects in the country. He is listed as the nation's No. 5 receiver and No. 45 overall recruit in 247Sports composite rankings.