Report: Four-Star Guard Freddie Dilione Sets Visit With Tennessee

    by -

    The Tennessee Volunteers are reportedly set to host a talented playmaker on Rocky Top this week. According to a report from HoopGate on Monday, class of 2023 guard Freddie Dilione is set to visit Tennessee and head coach Rick Barnes this upcoming Wednesday.

    Dilione, a combo guard, is ranked as a four-star prospect from 247Sports and On3 Sports, while Rivals lists Dilione as a three-star prospect. Additionally, according to On3 Sports’ consensus rankings, Freddie Dilione ranks as the No. 66 overall prospect, the No. 13 shooting guard in the class, and the second-ranked player from the state of North Carolina.

    The 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard is from Raleigh, North Carolina and currently plays his high school ball for Word of God Christian Academy.

    Dilione has collected more than 20 offers since April. However, interestingly enough, Tennessee is not one of the schools that have extended Dilione a scholarship. Although, after the visit happens on Wednesday, that could very well be a real possibility. Dilione’s offer list includes powerhouses such as LSU, Maryland, Texas A&M, Alabama, and Virginia.

    According to On3 Sports’ Recruiting Prediction Machine, Virginia currently leads Dilione’s recruitment at 79.7 percent.

    “[Dilione] has put up some gaudy stats with multiple triple-doubles on the season,” On3 Sports’ Jamie Shaw wrote back in February. “Strong and athletic, Dilione is wired to score. He claims offers from Providence, VCU, St John’s, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, LSU, and more.”

    Dilione is long, athletic, and can score the basketball with a range of outside shots. The talented prospect also shows upside in the transition game with his handling abilities and natural scoring mindset.

    After putting together a strong 2022 class late into the recruiting cycle, the Vols are already set up decently well for the 2023 class. Tennessee recently received a commitment from four-star power forward Cade Phillips and received a commitment from center Tobe Awaka just a bit before that as well. Both players stand over 6-foot-8 and are skilled in the down-low game.

    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.