Tennessee is among the teams that have reached out to Ohio State transfer guard Austin Grandstaff, according to a report from Jeff Borzello of ESPN on Thursday afternoon.
Ohio State transfer Austin Grandstaff told ESPN that Butler, St. John's, Oregon, Tennessee, Nebraska, SMU, others have already reached out.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 17, 2015
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound freshman out of Rockwall, Tex., was recruited by Tennessee coach Rick Barnes out of high school when Barnes was the head coach at Texas. Grandstaff, who appeared in 10 games for the Buckeyes, averaged 11.5 minutes and 4.4 points per game. He was viewed as one of the better shooters in the 2015 recruiting cycle and was the 54th best overall player and the 14th best shooting guard in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking.
He had approximately 20 offers coming out of high school, including Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma and Ohio State, where he ultimately signed and begun his career.
The Vols will have at least one more open scholarship for a player to join the team in 2016 after forward Jabari McGhee, who landed at Western Kentucky on Thursday, left the program recently. Tennessee certainly will be looking for some outside scorers with the departure of Kevin Punter and Devon Baulkman following the 2015-16 season.