Tennessee Commit Skyrockets Into Top 25 Following Latest Rankings Update

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    Freddie Dilione

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    Recent Tennessee basketball commit Freddie Dilione impressed seemingly everyone who watched him during the summer AAU circuit. We noted when Dilione committed to Rick Barnes and his staff last week that he could climb up the recruiting rankings in forthcoming updates.

    Climb up the rankings Dilione most certainly did.

    The Word of God Christian Academy standout jumped 45 spots from No. 69 to No. 24 in Monday’s 247sports top 150 updates. The jump to a high four-star in 247sports’ in house rankings led to Dilione jumping from No. 87 to No. 65 in the 247sports composite rankings.

    The 6-foot-4, 185-pound combo guard committed to Tennessee over Alabama, VCU, Virginia and Wake Forest and possesses the ability to score in the mid range and at the basket on top of being a strong passer and defender.

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    Dilione is the highest rated player in Tennessee’s two-man 2023 recruiting class and now ranks as the No. 15 combo guard in the nation according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    The Raleigh, North Carolina native joined Alabama big man Cade Phillips in Tennessee’s recruiting class when he committed last week.

    Phillips dropped slightly in the 247sports rankings update. The 6-foot-9 power forward remains a three-star in 247sports in-house rankings while remaining a four-star and dropping from the nation’s No. 82 to No. 95 player according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    Tennessee is looking to add New England native JP Estrella to its recruiting class when the 6-foot-11 center announces his commitment Sept. 2. The Vols are trending in Estrella’s recruitment, receiving a number of predictions to land him this weekend.

    Estrella received a minor bump in the recent recruiting rankings, becoming the No. 51 player in 247sports’ in house rankings and No. 49 player in the 247sports composite rankings.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.