Without a doubt, Tennessee’s highest profile visitor of the weekend was four star cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart. The 6-2 speedster got a look at Knoxville during his final visit weekend of his recruitment. He told VolQuest.com that Tennessee is “high” after his visit this weekend.
Coming off his OV, 5-star corner Isaac Taylor-Stuart said, “Tennessee is high right now.” Jeremy Pruitt compared ITS skill-set to Jalen Ramsey. Final decision coming on NSD between Vols, USC, Texas A&M and Alabama.— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) February 4, 2018
ITS talked to Austin Price of VolQuest, specifically about Tennessee defensive backs coach Terry Fair.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @Kingathlete5 tells @Volquest_Rivals about his time with @UTCoachTFair this weekend. pic.twitter.com/L9t67CwSuU— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) February 4, 2018
@Kingathlete5 hanging with @@CoachJPruitt .. pic.twitter.com/GhtemPQsXz— Jamie Dalton (@JamieDalton1974) February 3, 2018
ITS took to Twitter after his visit, admitting that it went better than he expected.
I ain’t going to lie this visit was better then I expected to be B !— ITS 1️⃣ (@Kingathlete5) February 4, 2018
Over the past two months, Jeremy Pruitt has worked feverishly to land one of these top corner prospects. Tennessee will be replacing their top four guys this season, so adding a couple of new faces to the depth chart is a must.
Maybe Tennessee made a lasting impression on Taylor-Stuart, but they still have to fend off Alabama, USC and Texas A&M on Wednesday. It can’t be stated how big landing ITS would be for Pruitt’s year one defense.
Tennessee is holding out hope for Taylor-Stuart and five star Olaijah Griffin, but each will be tough pulls. Four star Taiyon Palmer does seem to be the more realistic option at this point, but you never know.