Tennessee Makes Top Eight For Five-Star Forward

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    Nashville forward Brandon Miller released his top eight schools Friday and the instate Vols made the five-star’s list, On3’s Joe Tipton first reported.

    On top of Tennessee, Miller’s top eight includes Alabama, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Tennessee State, the NBA G-League and the National Basketball League.

    Miller plays at Cane Ridge High School in Nashville and is the top player in Tennessee according to 247sports. The five-star is the nation’s No. 13 prospect according to 247sports.

    The 6-foot-8, 200 pound wing can shoot and handle the ball very impressively for a player of his size. 

    Miller visited Tennessee in early June and also visited Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee State in June. The June visit to Tennessee was the second time the Nashville native visited UT.

    Miller visited Knoxville in February of 2020 before COVID-19 hit. Tennessee has been in the thick of Miller’s recruitment since the beginning.

    Alabama also appears to be one of Miller’s top schools as his dad played football for the Crimson Tide.

    Along with Cason Wallace, Miller is one of the two five-star recruits Rick Barnes and his staff are in deep for. Tennessee has landed five five-star recruits in the last three recruiting cycles.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.