Tennessee may have 23 commits and the third ranked class in the 2021 recruiting cycle, but one clear need remains unfilled. That need was made bigger this week with a decommitment.
The Volunteers need cornerbacks with Baylen Buchanan set to play his final season in 2020. Bryce Thompson could very well move on to the NFL early, while Alontae Taylor has only one season remaining after 2020. Tennessee now has just one cornerback commitment following the Nate Evans flip to N.C. State this week.
With three-star cornerback Jay Jones now sitting as the only corner in the class, Tennessee’s last few spots in their class of 2021 could very well end up being focused there. The Vols are in the mix for a handful of of prospects at the position, now they’re in the mix for a JUCO solution.
Tennessee offered Khyree Jackson earlier this week, hopping in the race for the highly sought-after prospect.
Jackson now holds offers from Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Louisville and several others. He remains unranked for now, but that’s sure to change considering his offer list.
Jackson’s main draw his is 6-3, 197 pound frame. He racked up three interceptions in just eight games last season, playing for East Mississippi Community College.
Tennessee has hosted Jackson on a visit before, which came in June of 2019. With a clear need left on the board, the Volunteers opted to go ahead and extend their offer this week.
Jackson is originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The Volunteers currently have one JUCO commitment for 2021 in running back Tiyon Evans. Jackson’s name is one to watch and makes a whole lot of sense as a fit for the Vols.