Five-star receiver Rakim Jarrett surprised everyone back in late April when he decided to commit to LSU during a visit to Baton Rouge. Tennessee seemed to have some momentum with Jarrett at the time, even earning a few crystal ball projections.
Jarrett ended that speculation with his commitment to LSU, but he left the door cracked open this weekend. Jarrett tweeted that he’s got one official visit spot left, then listed Tennessee, Maryland and Mississippi State after.
UMD— Rakim Jarrett (@RakimJarrett) June 2, 2019
Univ Of Tennessee
Jarrett visited Tennessee twice in the month of March before committing to LSU just a month later.
The 6-0, 208 pound receiver is ranked as the 19th overall player in the class of 2020, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. Jarrett is the third ranked receiver prospect in the class.
Missing out on Jarrett was particularly painful for the Vols, which have a big time need at the position with Marquez Callaway, Jauan Jennings, Brandon Johnson and Tyler Byrd set to exit the program after this season. Tennessee will need to take a few 2020 receivers for that reason.
It sounds like the door isn’t completely closed on Jarrett, so this will be a situation to monitor over the summer months.