Tennessee has lost its third decommitment since Thanksgiving day.
Three-star defensive end Darrell Jackson announced Monday morning that he was decommitting from the Vols. Jackson joins five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis and four-star corner Damarius McGhee to decommit from the Vols over the last 11 days.
“First I would like to start off by saying thanks to Coach Pruitt, Coach Felton, and Coach Ansley for recruiting me,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. “It was a great experience and I’m forever grateful, but after a talk with my family, my coaches and a lot of prayers at night, I will be de-committing from the University of Tennessee.
“I just feel like I rushed into things and I will be reopening my recruitment. With that being said, I will be looking for a new home for the next 4-5 years. I want to know that I’m making the right decision for myself, my family and my future. Please respect my decision!!”
— BIG PRODUCTIONS?? (@95productions1) December 7, 2020
Jackson is ranked as the No. 704 overall player in the country according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s considered the No. 45 overall defensive end in the country and the 94th-best player in the state of Florida out of Gadsden Country High School in Havana.
Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class now has 24 commitments, including three from defensive linemen in four-star Dylan Brooks, four-star Katron Evans and three-star Isaac Washington. The Vols’ class currently ranks 14th in the country and fifth in the SEC.