After picking up an offer from Tennessee last month, four-star combo guard Jalen Hood-Schifino is checking out Knoxville for himself for the next few days. The highly-ranked 2022 prospect started his official visit to Tennessee over the weekend, joining a star-studded group of future prospects to see the campus so far this month. His visit runs through Tuesday.
The 6-5, 210 pound guard is out of North Carolina, ranking just outside of the top 25 overall prospects in his class, per the 247Sports Composite. The nation’s 26th ranked player became the latest target for Tennessee, which has been burning up the recruiting trail over the last three cycles.
Hood-Schifino holds offers from Pittsburgh, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and others, and has garnered interest from several other top schools. He had previously committed to Pitt in 2019, but reopened his recruitment as more offers came in.
He’s the latest official visitor for Tennessee, joining five-star guard Cason Wallace, five-star small forward Brandon Miller and four-star guard B.J. Edwards. Four-star power forward De’Ante Green and four-star small forward Dillon Mitchell are also currently scheduled to take visits to Tennessee.
Hood-Schifino transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida, where he won a national title as a junior. With his recruitment now reaching full song, he’s set to Pittsburgh again, and then Indiana to follow. This all coming after visits to Georgetown and Wake Forest.
With the new era of the transfer portal, it’s difficult to project how many spots Tennessee might have open after next year. Rick Barnes and his new staff are casting a bit of a wider net this year it seems, as they prepare to continue to reload.