The Tennessee Vols are hoping to flip a four-star safety who is committed to Arizona State.
Doneiko Slaughter, 6-foot/180 lbs from Roswell, GA, committed to Arizona State back in the summer.
But Slaughter, who is rated by Rivals as the No. 27 safety in the nation, is set to take an official visit to Tennessee this upcoming weekend, ahead of the early signing period.
— Doneiko Slaughter (@Neikoslaughter) December 10, 2019
Slaughter, who recently took an official visit to Miami, plans to sign during the early signing period.
It’s worth noting that Tennessee didn’t offer Slaughter until August 1, which was just over a month after he committed to Arizona State. The Georgia native also has offers from Miami, Maryland, Minnesota and Mississippi State.
Slaughter’s high school coach, via Rivals, describes the talented safety as a player who is “very fluid in space” and “loves contact”. He also added that Slaughter is an outstanding player, but an even better person.
With the Vols receiving Slaughter’s final visit before he signs, plus the relatively short distance from Roswell to Knoxville (three hours compared to the 27 hours between Roswell and Arizona), I’d be surprised if Tennessee doesn’t come out on top here.
The Vols currently have the nation’s No. 19 2020 recruiting class, but it’s very possible they could finish with a class ranked between No. 10 to No. 15.
Not bad for a team that started 0-2 in 2019.
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