Tennessee’s 2021 offseason was fast and furious, and now attention will turn to the class of 2022. Rick Barnes has turned Knoxville into a destination for several top recruits over the last few seasons, and next year appears to be no different.
As in-person visits start back in June, recruiting across all sports will ramp up in a massive way. It’s been nearly 15 months since schools have been able to officially host prospects, so clearly this summer will be a time to play catch-up.
Not wasting any time will be 2022 five-star small forward Brandon Miller, who will visit Tennessee officially on June 8th. Miller, the 11th ranked prospect in the 2022 class per 247Sports, is out of Cane Ridge, Tennessee. The Volunteers have capitalized recently in-state, keeping Memphis native Kennedy Chandler and Bell Buckle native Keon Johnson at home. The 6-7, 200 pound Miller could be the next in the pipeline.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Louisville, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are also chasing after Miller.
Tennessee also recently joined the hunt for five-star guard Cason Wallace, and already have him on the books for an early June visit. The five-star combo guard is the 16th ranked player in the 2022 class, standing in at 6-3, 175 pounds. Wallace is out of Texas, and currently holds offers from Auburn, Baylor, Illinois, Texas, Texas Tech and others. Kentucky is also in the mix here.
Four-star power forward De’Ante Green is now also scheduled to take an official visit to Knoxville in June. The 6-9, 215 pound prospect is out of Asheville, North Carolina and is currently ranked 64th in the class, per 247Sports. North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Florida State and Virginia Tech are the other teams currently in the running.
Expect more visit news to leak out over the next few weeks as recruiting finally gets back to normal.