One of the Tennessee Vols’ top 2019 recruiting targets, four-star wide receiver Lance Wilhoite, is nearing a decision on where he’ll play college football.

Wilhoite, 6-foot-3/186 pounds from Nashville, TN, tweeted on Thursday that he plans on committing near the end of July. Though he’s not sure exactly which date yet.

The Nashville native took a visit to Tennessee in mid-April, which reportedly went quite well. Wilhoite was supposed to attend Clemson’s spring game that weekend, but he canceled the trip to spend extra time in Knoxville.

I actually find it a bit surprising that Wilhoite isn’t waiting until later this fall to make his decision. It looks like the top schools vying for his pledge are Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and the Vols.

Three of those schools (Arkansas, FSU and UT) have new coaching staffs and offensive schemes in place. I assumed Wilhoite would want to see those offenses in action before he made his decision. I’m not sure if scheduling his commitment for the end of July is a good or bad thing for the Vols.

Perhaps Wilhoite knows enough about the offenses via conversations with UT offensive coordinator Tyson Helton and the other offensive coordinators of the programs he’s considering that he feels comfortable enough with what to expect.

Or maybe Wilhoite will go with the a “known” commodity in either Clemson or Ohio State.

I guess we’ll find out later this summer.

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