The entire sports world has changed during the outbreak of the coronavirus, but it hasn’t stopped recruiting, as you know. Things have temporarily changed, however. In-home visits have gone virtual, keeping staffs busy over the last several weeks.
Tennessee conducted a virtual visit with five-star wing Harrison Ingram at the end of last week, trying to add another elite five-star prospect to the program.
Source: Texas A&M’s staff will host five-star junior Harrison Ingram for his virtual visit this evening. Aggies have prioritized on keeping Ingram in the state.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 18, 2020
He’s had virtual visits with Kansas, Tennessee, Stanford and Louisville. Last visit before he cuts his list.
Ingram is the 17th ranked prospect in the 2021 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 6-6, 210 pound small forward is out of Dallas, Texas. Tennessee sent their offer to Ingram in May of 2019.
Ingram is regarded as one of the sharpest prospects in the class, carrying a 4.0 GPA into his senior year of high school. Stanford, Louisville, Kansas, Purdue and Texas A&M are are few other schools in the mix here. Ingram has already taken an official look at Stanford.
Tennessee has been involved with a handful of elite prospects in the 2021 class to this point. Five-star prospects Paolo Banchero, Kennedy Chandler, Jabari Smith and Ingram have been the headliners to this point.
Rick Barnes has a chance to add to that recruiting momentum in 2020-21, set to feature as many as three five-star guards in his starting lineup. Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer will join Tennessee this season, adding to a talented backcourt that already features Santiago Vescovi and Josiah-Jordan James.
If Tennessee can make some more noise next season, look for the elite recruiting to continue in Knoxville.