Four-Star Tennessee Target Sets Commitment Date

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    Four-star Jordan Matthews will announce his college commitment on Aug. 15, the cornerback announced on Twitter Thursday.

    Matthews is deciding between Michigan, Tennessee and Texas as the Vols looked to add what would be their highest rated defensive back in the class.

    Matthews ranks as the nation’s 139th best player and 15th best cornerback according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Baton Rouge native ranks as the ninth best player in the state of Tennessee and would be a major coup for the Vols’ recruiting class.

    The 6-foot, 165-pound corner took official visits to Michigan and Tennessee in June before visiting Texas the final weekend of July before the Longhorns opened fall practice.

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    Mathews June official visit to Knoxville is his lone visit to Tennessee while the four-star corner has been to Texas four times in the last year.

    Tennessee currently has four defensive backs committed in its 2023 recruiting class including four-star safety Sylvester Smith, three-star safety John Slaughter, three-star safety Jack Lutrell and three-star corner Cristian Conyer.

    Going into Kentucky and landing Conyer was a huge coup for Tennessee but the Vols still need more corners in this class. Landing Matthews would be a massive get for Josh Heupel, Willie Martinez and the rest of Tennessee’s recruiting class.

    The Vols currently hold the nation’s No. 11 recruiting class according to 247sports and the No. 12 recruiting class according to On3.

    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.

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