Four-Star West Coast Cornerback Puts Tennessee in Top Five

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    Ephesians Prysock

    Tennessee Football is hot on the recruiting trail for the Class of 2022.

    Tennessee is the only SEC school in the Top 5 of four-star California defensive back Ephesians Prysock. The other teams include Michigan, Oregon, Southern California, and UCLA.

    Prysock, a cornerback from Bishop Academy in Mission Hills, CA, is a talented recruit in the 2022 class. And, he is at a position that Tennessee does need to reload soon. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound defensive back is currently the 16th ranked prospect in the state of California. In addition, Prysock is the 28th ranked cornerback in the 2022 class according to 247 Sports Composite rankings.

    Even with 19 official D-1 scholarships on the table, Prysock has only taken one visit so far during his recruitment. On June 11, Prysock took his first and only official visit to date to Ohio State. After not listing Ohio State in his official Top 5, though, it does give all five teams left an even playing field.

    Tennessee officially extended Ephesians Prysock a scholarship on Mar. 11.

    The Tennessee Volunteers currently has seven cornerbacks on the roster. Out of the seven, two are seniors, one is a junior, and the other four are sophomores. Meanwhile, there are no commitments at the position currently in Tennessee’s 2022 class. The Vols and defensive backs coach Willie Martinez will be working hard to reload that position. This, in the end, could be good news for a player like Prysock in regards to early career game action.

    At the moment, Tennessee has the 10th ranked 2022 class in the SEC. In addition, Josh Heupel’s inaugural recruiting class at Tennessee is sitting at 28 nationally.

    The Vols’ class is led currently by offensive lineman Addison Nichols and quarterback Tayven Jackson. However, there’s no doubt that Prysock would be a fundamental piece on the defensive side of the ball in the Vols’ class.

    If Prysock does commit to Tennessee, he will be the Vols’ third four-star recruit and the highest-ranked defensive player in the class.

    After listing a Top 5 of Tennessee, Oregon, USC, UCLA, and Michigan, four-star CB Ephesians Prysock did not announce an official day or time for his commitment.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.