Isaac Washington’s commitment to Tennessee didn’t quite last a full month. The three-star defensive tackle announced tonight that he has decommitted from Tennessee, citing the recent coaching changes as to why.
Over the last few weeks, defensive line coach Tracy Rocker saw his contract expire without renewal. Rocker ended up at South Carolina, while Jeremy Pruitt hired Jimmy Brumbaugh away from Colorado. Outside linebackers coach Chris Rumph jumped to the NFL with the Houston Texans, while Tennessee brought back Sheldon Felton to replace him.
Those moves have understandably made Washington rethink his commitment to Tennessee. He officially opened things back up tonight.
“I am still extremely interested in being a Tennessee Volunteer,” Washington wrote in a note. “But with the recent coaching changes I have decided to re-open my recruitment and visit other programs to look into my other offers, and more to come.”
Washington is a three-star prospect out of North Carolina. He is the 781st ranked player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Washington holds offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia and Florida, among others, which goes against his current ranking.
The 6-3, 268 pound defensive lineman will now entertain other schools, but remains as a name to watch down the road.