Four-star combo guard Bishop Boswell committed to Tennessee basketball Thursday evening over a top group which included Georgia, Missouri, Wake Forest and Xavier.
Boswell is a Charlotte, North Carolina native who ranks as the No. 65 player and No. 10 combo guard in the 2024 recruiting class according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-4 guard plays his prep basketball at Myers Park High School and ranks as the seventh best player in the state of North Carolina.
Landing Boswell is just the latest in a long line of recruiting wins for Rick Barnes and his staff in the Tar Heel State. Tennessee has recruited its eastern border state well ever since Barnes, a Hickory native who played at Lenoir Rhyne, became head coach and has revamped efforts to another level since Justin Gainey, High Point native who played at North Carolina State, joined his staff in the spring of 2021.
Tennessee’s landed Grant Williams, Jaden Springer, Jonas Aidoo, Freddie Dilione and now Boswell out of North Carolina in addition to a handful of other prospects.
The Vols were slight late to the party recruiting Boswell with the blue-chip recruit taking visits to all four of his other finalists before Tennessee including two visits to Wake Forest. But after hosting Boswell on an official visit in early September, Tennessee was able to beat out the four big six programs for Boswell’s services.
Boswell becomes Tennessee basketball’s first commit in its 2024 recruiting class and it’s an important recruiting victory with the fall signing period approaching. The four-star recruit’s commitment gives Tennessee the nation’s 38th best recruiting class according to the 247sports team rankings.
Tennessee definitively loses seniors Josiah-Jordan James, Santiago Vescovi and Dalton Knecht off its 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.