After a rash of decommitments, Tennessee’s 2018 class is suddenly empty in the secondary. Brendon Harris, Trey Dean, Brandon Cross, Tanner Ingle and Jaycee Horn have all backed out of their commitments to Tennessee as the program changed leadership. New head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are working hard to fill that void in the secondary.
They’re starting by swinging away — looking at a few top cornerback prospects. One of which is current UCLA commit Olaijah Griffin. Tennessee sent Brian Niedermeyer out to California to see Griffin.
Great first home visit! #govols @NiedermeyerB @CoachPruitt_UT @Vol_Football pic.twitter.com/l0Bs7cozJx— G-CHILD (@OlaijahGriffin) December 13, 2017
That visit was apparently enough for Griffin to feel the need to come check out Knoxville. According to Austin Price of Volquest.com, Griffin will visit Tennessee this weekend — making a huge visit weekend even bigger for Pruitt and company.
A strong relationship with @CoachJPruitt and @UTCoachTFair has @OlaijahGriffin thinking to the point he is coming from California this weekend to at Rocky Top. Does Tennessee have a shot at the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️? Find out https://t.co/uBn8oaDd7R— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) December 14, 2017
Griffin is considered a four star cornerback prospect. He lands in the top 50 of both 247’s and Rivals’ national rankings. He has been committed to UCLA since July. We’ll see if Pruitt can make any headway in a crucial recruiting weekend.