Tennessee trend of losing commitments continued on Monday evening. This time it was a top 2017 commitment, quarterback Hunter Johnson, who decommitted from the Vols, flipping his pledge to Clemson, according to multiple reports and confirmed by Johnson himself on his Twitter profile.
Johnson became the fourth commitment to leave the Vols in the past eight days after 2016 defensive tackle D’Andre Christmas-Giles decommitted Sunday and 2016 athlete TaDarryl Marshall and 2016 defensive end Chidi Okonya left the prior Sunday.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Brownsburg, Ind., committed to the Vols in August and has since visited Knoxville a couple teams. Several other programs, including Clemson, Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame have offered him and/or visited him since that time, and the five-star 247Sports Composite quarterback, ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2017 officially flipped his commitment to the Tigers, a College Football Playoff-bound, team on Monday.
Tennessee remains well-stocked at the quarterback position, however, with three quarterbacks in Joshua Dobbs, Quinten Dormady and Sheriron Jones on campus right now and top 2016 dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Guarantano also committed in the coming class.
The 247Sports Crystal Ball has Tennessee as the leader for top 2018 quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville, Ga., as well.
Oak Ridge wide receiver Tee Higgins in now the lone commitment in the 2017 class for Tennessee.