Four-Star Tennessee Basketball Target Sets Imminent Commitment Date

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    Four-star Coen Carr will announce his college commitment on Aug. 9, the small forward shared on Twitter Friday night.

    Carr hasn’t released a top contenders list at any point but his visit history does tell us which teams have a real chance at landing his services.

    The Greeneville, South Carolina native took three official visits this summer including Vanderbilt in June, Tennessee in July and Michigan State last weekend. Carr also took an official visit to Indiana in March and an unofficial visit to South Carolina in June.

    Carr’s visits to Tennessee and Michigan State came within five days of one another and the small forward announced his commitment date within a week of the trip to East Lansing.

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    Carr ranks as the 59th best player and 10th best small forward in the nation according to the 247sports composite rankings. Carr also ranks as the second best player in South Carolina— a state Rick Barnes has had an abundance of success recruiting as the Vols’ coach.

    Tennessee beat out Auburn for five-star small forward Julian Phillips — a Blythewood, South Carolina native who played his prep basketball in Missouri — in the 2022 recruiting cycle.

    The Vols landed the third ranked player in the Palmetto State in 2018 — D.J. Burns — and the top player in the state in 2019 — Josiah-Jordan James.

    At 6-foot-7, 200 pounds, Carr offers the size and build that five-star Justin Edwards does. Edwards is one of the top players in the 2023 recruiting cycle and was one of the Vols’ top targets before committing to Kentucky last month.

    Four-star Alabama power forward Cade Phillips is Tennessee’s lone commit in the 2023 recruiting class at this time.

    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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