Shamar Nash is expected to be one of the Tennessee Vols’ top targets in their 2019 recruiting class, but they’re going to have an uphill battle on their hands to land the talented four-star wide receiver.

That’s because Nash, 6-foot-3/180 pounds from Memphis, TN, committed to the Missouri Tigers on Thursday.

Oddly enough, former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley was hired as Missouri’s offensive coordinator last month.

Nash’s decision to commit to the Tigers came as a bit of a surprise. The Memphis native took an unofficial visit to Tennessee on February 3, and he recently transferred to IMG Academy in Florida.

Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt recently hired Chris Weinke as his new running backs coach. As the former director at IMG Academy, it was expected that Weinke would provide a valuable recruiting connection for Tennessee.

While it’s still way to early to say that won’t be the case, it’s a bit perplexing to see Nash commit to a school that he hasn’t visited since last September.

Nash, by the way, is expected to be an early enrollee next January, which means the Vols have about 10 months to change his mind and convince him to come to Knoxville.

Pruitt recently proclaimed that Memphis is going to be the Vols’ city.

It’s still early in the recruiting cycle, but that’s not looking like a reality so far.

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