Trending Junior Guard Officially Visiting Tennessee This Weekend

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    Class of 2023 combo-guard Kordelius Jefferson is officially visiting Tennessee this weekend, 247sports Brandon Jenkins first reported and Jefferson confirmed to RockyTopInsider.

    Tennessee offered the 6-foot-3 guard in January and quickly got Jefferson on campus for a junior year officials visit.

    Jefferson is unranked on the 247sports composite rankings, but ranks as a three-star and the nation’s 143rd best prospect according to 247sports own rankings.

    Despite the modest ranking, Jefferson’s stock is rising. 247sports’ Jenkins noted that he could be due for a ranking bump, and the guard is a four-star on after receiving a major rating boost in the last update.

    The Arlington, Texas native holds offers from Texas Tech, Houston, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, TCU and others. Jefferson’s visit to Tennessee marks the first official visit of his recruitment.

    Jefferson arrives in Knoxville Friday and will head back to the Lone Star State on Sunday after taking in the weekend visit and Tennessee’s Saturday night matchup with rival Vanderbilt.

    Tennessee has increased its recruiting efforts in Texas in the last two cycles as assistant coach Rod Clark has significant ties to the state.

    The Vols do not have a commit in the 2023 class yet but have been active including hosting four-star Alabama forward Cade Phillips for a pair of visits in November and December.

    Tennesse and Vanderbilt tip-off from Thompson-Boling Arena at 6 p.m. ET. Kevin Fitzgerald and Dane Bradshaw are slated to be on the call for the SEC Network.

    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.