Tennessee Makes Top Three For Cornerback Target

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    Alabama cornerback Rickey Gibson released his top three including Georgia, Penn State and Tennessee Friday afternoon.

    Gibson announces his top three coming off a late July visit to Georgia.

    The Trussville, Alabama native ranks as a high three-star and the No. 494 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. Gibson ranks as the 48th best corner in the 2023 recruiting cycle and the 24th best player in Alabama β€” a state loaded with talent in the 2023 cycle.

    Gibson has been a frequent visitor to Knoxville over the least few months, taking a pair of spring unofficial visits and a June official visit to Tennessee.

    The 6-foot, 171 pound corner took a pair of unofficial visits to Georgia in June on top of his visit last week.

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    Gibson releases his top three a day after four-star corner Jordan Matthews released a top three including Tennessee and set a mid August commitment date.

    Tennessee’s landed four defensive backs in its 2023 recruiting class but just one β€” Kentucky corner Cristian Conyer β€” ranks as a cornerback by the major recruiting services.

    247sports national recruiting expert Steve Wiltfong put in the lone crystal ball prediction for Gibsonβ€” projecting the Alabama corner to land at Georgia.

    Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class currently holds 19 verbal commitments and ranks as the nation’s No. 11 recruiting class according to 247sports.

    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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