The biggest target remaining on Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting board gave us an update on his process in his latest blog post for USA Today. Springer, a five-star prospect, has been documenting his recruitment throughout 2019 with USA Today’s high school sports site.
Today he spilled some details on his commitment timeline, his visit to Memphis, along with an injury he’s dealing with.
A few weeks back, Springer narrowed his choices down to Tennessee, Michigan and Memphis, cutting Florida and North Carolina from his list. He’s already taken his official visit to Michigan and recently completed his look at Memphis.
“Just talking to the players, I could tell that they really loved it there, but they just told me that it was the best decision for them,” Springer wrote about his Memphis visit. “They weren’t pushy or anything, which I liked.”
Springer has one official visit left on his list — Tennessee. He noted that his commitment doesn’t really have a firm timeline, but he expects to take things up a notch after his look at Knoxville.
I don’t really have a timeline for a decision. I know that I’ll take this visit to Tennessee next month and then I’ll start to weigh things out even more. Whenever I feel like I know I’ll just go ahead and do it. I’m not waiting on anything really.
It could be before the season, but we’ll see.
Springer ended his post with an update on his foot injury, saying that he was nearly back to 100 percent — good news for his senior season of high school.
Tennessee recently surged in 247 Sports’ crystal ball projections for Springer. The Vols are a perfect 12-12 for the five-star guard, who ranks as the 16th rated player in the 2020 class. Tennessee holds commitments from five-star shooting guard Keon Johnson and four-star wing Corey Walker, who each rank inside of the top 40 prospects in the 2020 class.
A commitment from Springer would take this class from good to great — potentially historic for Tennessee. With Walker and Johnson, Tennessee currently sits 9th in the 2020 class rankings, per 247 Sports.
Tennessee is set to lose Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner after this season, but are in really good shape to replace both if this recruiting class holds up.