The Tennessee Vols are still searching for the first five-star addition to their 2020 recruiting class.
But they might not be searching for much longer.
Tennessee, according to VolQuest’s Austin Price, is one of two teams (along with Maryland) that’s most likely to flip five-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett from LSU.
“It’s not a guarantee that they get him, but Tennessee and Maryland are the most likely schools to get him.”@AustinPriceless on the recruiting predictions on 5-star receiver Rakim Jarrett.
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) June 14, 2019
Jarrett, 6-foot/208 lbs, committed to LSU in late April. But the Vols have gained some serious momentum with the stud wideout. According to Rivals, Jarrett is good friends with Vols quarterback commit Harrison Bailey, and he’s also a big fan of UT wide receivers coach Tee Martin.
Those are the two people that are probably the most important in Jarrett’s recruitment — the player who is going to throw him the ball and his potential future position coach.
Jarrett is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 player in Washington D.C. and the No. 3 wide receiver in the nation.
If Tennessee is able to flip Jarrett from LSU, it could signify a huge recruiting shift in the SEC. There’s no doubt the Vols are a sleeping recruiting giant with Jeremy Pruitt at the helm. Securing a player like Jarrett could open the floodgates for plenty of other recruits to join him on Rocky Top. It would also show fans that Pruitt and his staff can go up against one of the top recruiting schools in the SEC and win a battle for an elite player.
Tennessee currently has nine commits to their 2020 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 26 in the nation.
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