On Wednesday, Tennessee signed all three of their commitments in their 2020 recruiting class, bringing in two five-star prospects in the process.
Five-star shooting guard Jaden Springer and five-star shooting guard Keon Johnson both signed their National Letters of Intent with the Vols on Wednesday, and those two — along with four-star small forward Corey Walker — are part of what is shaping up to be Tennessee’s highest-rated recruiting class in school history.
Expectations are high for both Springer and Johnson before they’ve officially played a minute for Tennessee. Springer has been tabbed by his former AAU head coach as a potential superstar at Tennessee, and Johnson’s former AAU coach believes he’ll be the “Vols’ No. 1 defender” as soon as he sets foot on campus.
Springer and Johnson aren’t the first five-stars Tennessee has signed in men’s hoops, but they’re two of only a handful of five-star prospects to sign with the Vols since recruiting services started using the star system in 2003. Before Rick Barnes became Tennessee’s head coach, the Vols had only signed three five-star prospects in men’s basketball according to the 247Sports rankings.
Over the last two recruiting cycles, Tennessee has doubled that total, bringing in three five-stars combined in the 2019 and 2020 recruiting class.
So, how have those other five-star players performed at Tennessee?
Let’s take a look at how the Vols’ other five-star signees have fared during their UT careers now that Springer and Johnson have officially signed with Tennessee.
All recruiting rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite unless otherwise noted