Recruiting

3-star athlete JR Justice, son of Braves great David Justice, receives Tennessee offer

JR Justice
COURTESY OF 247SPORTS.COM

The son of Atlanta Braves great David Justice has received an offer from Tennessee.

Three-star athlete JR Justice announced the news Wednesday on Twitter.

“I’m grateful to receive a full athletic scholarship offer from Coach (Butch) Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers! #GoVols #playingforenvelopes,” he wrote.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Justice, a class of 2018 recruit, also has received offers from Boston College, Indiana and USC, among others. Overall, he now has 10 offers.

Listed as an athlete, Justice plays quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback and punter for St. Augustine High School in San Diego. His main position, though, appears to be wide receiver and the one he most likely will play in college.

Justice had 48 catches for 950 yards and 13 touchdowns during his junior season last fall, based on stats listed in a tweet he wrote.

According to 247Sports Composite, Justice is a top-50 prospect for players who have athlete listed as their position and a top-65 prospect overall in California.

David Justice, 50, played 14 seasons as an outfielder in the majors, including eight with the Braves at the start of his career from 1989-96. He also played for the Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01) and Oakland Athletics (2002).

Justice finished his career with a .279 batting average, 305 home runs and 1,017 RBIs. Additionally, he was a three-time All-Star (1993, 1994, 1997), two-time World Series champion (1995, 2000), the NL Rookie of the Year (1990), the ALCS MVP (2000) and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1993, 1997).

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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