Four-star small forward Chase McCarty is announcing his college commitment on Friday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. ET. McCarty is choosing between a top group including Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
The four-star forward released a top group including the top six schools last month before announcing the imminent commitment date Wednesday morning.
McCarty ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 73 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Huntsville native plays his prep basketball at IMG Academy and ranks as the No. 12 player in Florida and the No. 20 power forward in the nation.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound prospect is a true wing player who is a stout defender and has a strong ability to score at the basket with his straight line driving ability.
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Tennessee has long recruited McCarty and made the four-star prospect a priority in its 2024 recruiting class. McCarty has taken three total visits to Tennessee including a January unofficial visit for the Texas game and an August official visit.
The blue-chip wing has officially visited all of his top contenders but has taken more visits to Tennessee than any other school. McCarty has taken official visits to Houston, Missouri and Texas Tech since his August trip to Knoxville.
The Vols are looking for their second commit in the 2024 recruiting class after landing four-star combo guard Bishop Boswell in late September. 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 so the Vols have a number of available scholarships at the fall signing date.
Tennessee’s 2024 recruiting class currently ranks No. 45 nationally according to the 247sports team rankings. A commitment from McCarty would boost the Vols’ recruiting class to No. 21 nationally.