Tennessee basketball is entering an important recruiting weekend as they host four-star guard Bishop Boswell to campus for an official visit.
The Vols were originally planning on hosting four-star power forward Pharaoh Compton for an official visit this weekend but the Arizona native is now visiting Tennessee on Sept. 23, a trusted source told RTI Wednesday.
Boswell is a 6-foot-4 combo guard who stars at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 69 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. Boswell ranks also ranks as the nation’s 11th best combo guard and the ninth best prospect in the state of North Carolina.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound combo guard hasn’t released a top group of schools but his visit history tells which programs he’s most considering.
Boswell took his second visit to Wake Forest during his recruitment next month and plans on taking his second visit to Georgia the weekend after his official visit at Tennessee. The blue-chip recruit also took an official visit to both Missouri and Xavier back in June.
The North Carolina native’s trip to Knoxville this weekend will be his first visit at Tennessee during his recruitment.
Tennessee basketball has had an abundance of success recruiting the state of North Carolina during Rick Barnes’ tenure. Both Barnes and associate head coach Justin Gainey are North Carolina natives who played their collegiate basketball in the state.
The Vols signed Grant Williams, Jaden Springer, Jonas Aidoo and Freddie Dilione amongst others from the state in Barnes’ tenure.
Tennessee is still looking for its first commit in the 2024 recruiting cycle. The Vols definitively lose seniors Josiah-Jordan James, Santiago Vescovi and Dalton Knecht off their roster next offseason while Freddie Dilione has NBA Draft potential and other players could transfer.
Of course, the Vols could add to their roster via the transfer portal next offseason as they have the past few cycles.