Tennessee basketball: Vols 2020 commit drops in 247Sports rankings

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: The Tennessee Volunteers cheer team holds up signs in the first half while taking on the Wright State Raiders in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: The Tennessee Volunteers cheer team holds up signs in the first half while taking on the Wright State Raiders in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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247Sports recently adjusted their rankings for the 2020 college basketball recruiting class. Vol commit Corey Walker dropped.

Recruiting rankings aren’t everything. We’ve seen certain services hand out star rankings like it candy on Halloween. Recently there was an internet scam about a high school football player from Knoxville, Tennessee receiving stars because he listed he got offers from Alabama and Georgia.

It turns out the high school football player was a fake.

So, no one will blame you for not trusting recruiting services. In the right system, stars don’t matter. Take a look at what the Tennessee basketball team was able to accomplish last season with virtually no top-100 recruits on the roster.

Earlier this week, 247Sports released their updated version of the college basketball 2020 recruiting class. At the moment, Tennessee only holds one commit in the class, which is Corey Walker.

The four-star prospect is now ranked 47th in the nation, 10th among small forwards, and the 5th highest-rated recruit from Florida. Walker fits in with the longer players Rick Barnes has brought into Tennessee lately. He’s a long 6-foot-6 and had exceptional athleticism. Much like Admiral Schofield, Walker can take advantage of mismatches down low.

While Walker is the only commit so far, Keon Johnson is another name to watch out for as he makes his college decision in August. The Vols made Johnson’s final three, and according to multiple crystal balls, he should be a Vol next season.

Johnson moved up three spots in the ranking to 27th overall and still holds the title as the highest-rated prospect from Tennessee.

Other Vol targets that made a jump in the updated rankings are five-star Jaden Springer who moved up to the 14th overall player in the 2020 class. The Vols still have a chance, but it appears that North Carolina leads the way.

Bryce Thompson is another name we have talked about on this site, and he made one of the most impressive jumps of any player. Thompson moved from a four-star to a five-star and all the way up to the 19th highest-rated player in the land.

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It will be interesting to see if the rankings change anymore and if so, how does it affect the players the Vols are in on.