The Jonathan Kongbo situation showed last season that, though it’s not always common, a former commitment does sometimes sign with a school that he decommitted from at one point in the recruiting process.
The Vols hope that’s the case with wide receiver Tee Higgins in the 2017 class. Higgins originally committed to Tennessee in the summer of 2015 before opening up his recruitment in February of this year.
Now the highly-ranked prospect who lives about half an hour from UT’s campus has released a top 10 that does include UT.
💯 both edits was nice so I had to post both😅 pic.twitter.com/BOBA5h3bLO
— Tee Higgins⁵ (@teehiggins5) May 15, 2016
Tennessee joins Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss on the list, which Higgins said was in “no order.”
Here’s the full RTI recruiting profile for Higgins:
Other top offers
Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State
At one point, Tee Higgins was committed to the Vols, but on February 4th, Higgins ended his five-month commitment to Tennessee and reopened his recruitment. Higgins is one of the most highly sought-after receivers in the 2017 class and holds offers from just about every top college in the nation. The Vols showed with Jonathan Kongbo in the 2016 class that just because someone decommits from them doesn’t mean they can’t get them in the end, but the task figures to be much tougher for Higgins. Higgins put the Vols in his top 10 on May 15, joining Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss.
RTI average: 4.25-stars
How He Fits
Higgins has the size and athleticism any top college program could want in a wide receiver. He’s one of the top five or six receivers in the 2017 class, and he’s an in-state recruit as well. He’s about as “must have” as a recruit can get for Tennessee.
Tennessee doesn’t necessarily need a handful of receivers in the 2017 class, but Higgins is the type of athlete you make room for in your class regardless of position. He’s even being recruited to play basketball if that tells you what kind of athlete he is.