One of the top targets left on the board for Tennessee has narrowed his choices to four, and the Volunteers made the cut. Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, a four-star defensive tackle out of South Carolina, trimmed his list to Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia on Wednesday night.
A previous top six was released in July with Alabama and Virginia Tech making the cut.
Ingram-Dawkins is a top 100 prospect in 247Sports’ own rankings, currently slated as the 86th ranked player in the country. He’s the top player in the state of South Carolina and the fifth ranked defensive tackle prospect in the nation.
The 6-5, 298 pound prospect currently stands with four crystal ball projections for South Carolina and one for the Georgia Bulldogs. However, Tennessee has remained in the thick of this race throughout the summer months. The Vols offered Ingram-Dawkins in January and immediately got him on campus for a visit the following weekend.
Tennessee’s pitch to him was likely surrounding potentially immediate playing time with six senior defensive lineman set to leave the program, but that pitch is a little tougher now with eligibility not counting for the 2020 football season.
Two of Tennessee’s current 25 commitments are defensive tackles — four-star KaTron Evans and three-star Isaac Washington. Could Ingram-Dawkins be the next? He’s promised that he’s committing soon, even saying he hope to do so before his season begins in late September. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks.