It’s no secret that Tennessee needs cornerbacks. With three seniors moving on, the Volunteers will have plenty of snaps to replace in 2018. Tennessee lost three cornerback commitments during the coaching change, but Jeremy Pruitt has opened the door to some bigger talent during his short time in Knoxville.
One of the key targets has been four star cornerback Olaijah Griffin. Tennessee seems to have made some big progress with him so far. The California native announced that he has decommitted from UCLA tonight.
Top cornerback prospect Olaijah Griffin has decommitted from UCLA, told @Volquest_Rivals that Tennessee is now his leader. “Go Vols,” he said smiling. Southern Cal and Oregon in the mix, too.— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) December 31, 2017
The 6-0 corner ranks 31st overall in the 247 composite rankings. He is their fourth rated cornerback. Needless to say, this would be a big pull for Jeremy Pruitt.
Griffin visited Tennessee two weeks ago before the early signing period. He said today that Tennessee has “a big lead” currently.
Closing the deal is a different story, but Tennessee has clearly made huge ground up here. We’ll see if Pruitt and company can get a commitment when they return to Knoxville.