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Tennessee Near The Top For Top 50 Junior Guard

After not making his top seven in November, Tennessee basketball has surged into top group for four-star Texas guard Chris Johnson, according to 247sports’ Brandon Jenkins.

The Vols offered Johnson in late January and have made him a priority since, climbing up to the top of his list.

Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M and Houston made up the Missouri City, Texas’ native’s top seven in November though LSU and Georgia have both gone through coaching changes since.

In Jenkins’ article, Johnson said Tennessee, Arkansas and Kansas are prioritizing him more than any other programs.

Johnson ranks as the nation’s 43rd best player and ninth best shooting guard in the class of 2023 according to the 247sports composite rankings. While he ranks as a shooting guard, Johnson is working to improve his point guard skills and become a true combo guard.

Tennessee has made a priority of recruiting the state of Texas since hiring Rod Clark as an assistant coach last April. The Vols finished runner up for five-star class of 2022 guard Cason Wallace to Kentucky but are swinging in the ‘Lone Star State’ in 2023.

Tennessee hosted four-star Texas guard Kordelius Jefferson for an official visit in February and have now set its sights on the Johnson — the No. 4 prospect in the state.

The Vols don’t have a commit in the 2023 class but have been active recruiting a number of blue-chip prospects including Alabama big man Cade Phillips and Philadelphia guard Justin Edwards.

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