Report: Tennessee Visits With Five-Star Point Guard

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    Tennessee basketball is looking to add to its one-person 2022 recruiting class and a new potential prospect has emerged. The Vols were in Florida to visit point guard Skyy Clark on Monday according On3’s Joe Tipton.

    Clark was committed to Kentucky for nearly 18 months before backing off his pledge to the Wildcats earlier this month. At one point, Clark was a top 10 recruit before tearing his ACL last spring in the AAU season. Clark returned from the injury in January but has fallen down the rankings.

    Still, Clark is a five-star according to the 247sports composite rankings, landing as the nation’s 27th best prospect and fifth-best point guard.

    The 6-foot-3 point guard is originally from California and played his final prep season at Florida’s Montverde Academy, but has connections to the Volunteer State. Clark played his junior prep season at Nashville’s Ensworth School and still has family members in the Nashville arena.

    According to Tipton, Illinois, Washington and Maryland have all been in to visit Clark since he backed off his pledge to Kentucky.

    Tennessee currently has just one commit in the 2022 recruiting class — four-star point guard B.J. Edwards. Edwards is a Knoxville native and the nation’s No. 15 point guard.

    The Vols have mostly pursued big men and wings in the 2022 cycle to go along with Edwards, but Clark would give them a two-headed monster in the backcourt. Tennessee is also actively pursuing five-star power forward and former LSU commit Julian Phillips.

    Tennessee currently has one scholarship open with Edwards filling it. The Vols have a number of players that could leave for professional basketball — Kennedy Chandler, Santiago Vescovi and Josiah-Jordan James — while other players could join Victor Bailey Jr. in the transfer portal.

    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.