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Tennessee in the running for top 100 cornerback Latrell McCutchin

A potential solution at a position of need.

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Tennessee has landed in the top ten for four-star cornerback Latrell McCutchin, giving us another name to monitor to potentially fill one of Tennessee’s biggest needs. The Texas product listed the Volunteers alongside of Ohio State, LSU, USC, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia Tech and Florida State.

McCutchin is 6-1, 176 pounds and ranks as a four-star prospect. He’s just inside of the top 100 prospects in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The Austin, Texas native missed the entire 2019 season with an ACL tear and will be looking to come back strong during his senior campaign.

Tennessee has star cornerback Bryce Thompson heading into his junior year and could very well see him walk to the NFL early. Baylen Buchanan is entering his final season and Alontae Taylor has only two seasons left. Outside of those top three, the Volunteers don’t have many blue-chippers ready to step up. Getting a couple of reinforcements in this class is vital for the future of the secondary.

McCutchin initially committed to Alabama last summer, but backed off of that pledge in March. He did so after taking an unofficial visit to Oklahoma, which caused a flurry of crystal ball projections to head the Sooners’ way. Tennessee offered McCutchin back in September of 2019.

At 6-1, McCutchin has ideal length for the position. Watching to see how he comes back off of that knee injury in his final season of high school ball will be interesting and could impact his stock one way or the other.