Tennessee Makes Top Eight For Top 150 Forward

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    Three-star power forward KyeRon Lindsay has released a top eight including Tennessee, 247sports Brandon Jenkins first reported Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-8, 205 pound power forward’s top eight includes Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma State, TCU, UNLV, Tulsa and Texas A&M.

    A late blooming big man, Lindsay isn’t ranked in the 247sports composite rankings but is the nation’s 146th best player in the country according to 247sports own rankings.

    Lindsay has four official visits set up for this fall, including his first visit to Knoxville. The three-star big will visit Oklahoma State Sept. 3-4, Georgia Sept. 10-12, UNLV Sept. 17-19 and Tennessee on Oct. 8-10.

    The Denton, Texas native’s visit to Tennessee is the weekend that the Vol football team hosts South Carolina.

    Lindsay can still take one more official visit this fall but as of now his last visit is to Knoxville. If that remains true it will be an advantage for Rick Barnes and his staff.

    Lindsay plans to commit this fall around the early signing date, after taking his official visits.

    B.J. Edwards is currently Tennessee’s only commit in the 2022 signing class. The Vols are in the thick of recruitments for five-star wing Brandon Miller and five-star combo guard Cason Wallace. However, Tennessee has less traction with blue-chip big men.

    Lindsay gives Tennessee a solid power forward target who can be a successful multi year player inside for the Vols. That’s something Tennessee has failed to do since signing Yves Pons in the 2017 signing class.

    Barnes and his staff did sign two blue-chip big men last season in five-star Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and four-star Jonas Aidoo.

    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.