The number one area of need for the Tennessee Volunteers remains at cornerback. Jeremy Pruitt will have to replace four contributors (three starters) as he transforms this defensive roster.
The Vols are in a fight for a couple of California kids, likely selling the fact that they would be able to play right away. Isaac Taylor-Stuart is one of them. He’s a five star cornerback out of San Diego. His blend of length (6-2) and speed has drawn offers from just about the entire college football landscape.
USC has been the front-runner for Taylor-Stuart, but a few SEC schools are making things difficult on the Trojans. Florida offered him this week. Georgia, Alabama and Texas A&M are also in the mix.
Tennessee is hanging tight, too. Taylor-Stuart announced on Twitter yesterday that he would still be visiting the Vols on February 2nd.
Tennsesse is still on February 2nd looking forward to #GoVols— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) January 17, 2018
He followed that by saying he’s “highly, highly interested.”
Highly highly interested— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) January 17, 2018
The big time cornerback prospect has shuffled his schedule around because of his trip to the Polynesian Bowl this weekend. Taylor-Stuart still plans on visiting Alabama and Georgia before finishing with Tennessee.
That means the Vols will be the last school he sees, giving Pruitt and his staff a chance to close before signing day.