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Owen Pappoe joins Wanya Morris during Tennessee visit
For the past couple of months, the idea of flipping five-star linebacker Owen Pappoe has been a dream scenario for both Tennessee fans and Jeremy Pruitt’s staff. Over the weekend, the Vols took another small step towards making that a possibility, getting Pappoe on campus for another visit.
The Auburn linebacker commit joined his high school teammate Wanya Morris in Knoxville this weekend. Morris has been recruiting Pappoe to Tennessee since the two committed in opposite directions back in May. Morris chose Tennessee over Auburn, while Pappoe chose Auburn over Georgia and Tennessee. But he hasn’t shut the Vols out of his recruitment to this point.
According to 247 Sports, Pappoe was expected to be at Auburn for their game against Texas A&M, but ended up with Morris at Tennessee instead. It’s probably not wise to get your hopes up here, but it’s noteworthy that Pappoe seems to be keeping Tennessee in the hunt still.
Tennessee target decommits from Alabama
Just days after picking up offers from Mississippi State and Tennessee, 2020 JUCO defensive end Jordan Davis decommitted from Alabama. Davis was committed to Alabama out of high school, but failed to qualify academically. Now in the JUCO ranks, Davis has reopened his options.
The 6-5, 238 pound edge rusher is out of Memphis and now plays for Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Davis was committed to Alabama for just under a month. This is a name to keep an eye on over the next several months.
Tennessee commit Lakia Henry takes first official visit to Knoxville
Another one of Tennessee’s highest-rated commits saw Knoxville over the weekend. JUCO inside linebacker Lakia Henry took his first official visit to Tennessee over the weekend.
Henry is currently the only inside linebacker prospect committed to Tennessee’s 2019 class. Since committing late in the spring, Henry has picked up offers from Florida, Arkansas and Auburn. He seems pretty firm on his commitment to the Vols, however.
It’s officially basketball season
About time, right? The 6th ranked Tennessee Volunteers will get their regular season started with a home game against Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday night. The game can be seen at 7PM eastern on SEC Network. Hang with us here as we transition to more basketball content over the next month.