EVENSVILLE, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Jacob Huesman probably didn't realize he was starting a tradition when he pledged to play for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga following the Mocs' win at Furman two years ago.
But this past weekend on UTC's return to Greenville, it happened again.
Rhea County offensive lineman Jacob Revis made the trip to watch the Mocs' 31-10 victory over the Paladins. After the game, he decided to give his non-binding verbal commitment to head coach Russ Huesman.
"I actually made the decision last Monday or Tuesday. I just felt like it was time," Revis said before practice Monday. "It's a little less of a distraction now, for sure, so it's nice to have it behind me."
Revis, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound guard/center, is the younger brother of Mocs' starting junior guard Kevin Revis. The Rhea County senior is rated a two-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com after grading out at better than 92-percent as a blocker during his junior season.
"He's an all-around player," said Rhea County head coach Doug Greene. "He's going to play hard from the snap to the whistle, and maybe even a fraction past the whistle. He's a relentless blocker with great feet, and just the kind of guy that makes everyone around him better.
"Chattanooga is getting a good one right there."
Revis also had scholarship offers from Navy on the Football Bowl Subdivision level and Jacksonville State on the Football Championship Subdivision level. He was also starting to get increased interest from Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas State, but it wasn't enough to sway him from Chattanooga.
"It was the perfect situation for me, really. I love the team and I loved the city," Revis said of Chattanooga. "Every week they go out there and expect to win. They're a good program that's on the rise, and I don't think they've come close to peaking yet."
Revis said having an older brother on the Mocs' roster didn't factor much into his decision, though he noted next fall will be the first time he and Kevin will play for the same team.
Greene said Revis was diligent throughout the recruiting process, making sure he made the best decision for his future.
"He did a good job of checking things out and laying out what his priorities were, as far as education and where he wanted to be geographically," Green said. "He explored a few other schools thoroughly, but I think he felt comfortable (at Chattanooga) and felt like he had a home.
"It was a good match."
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