After Walter Nolen’s verbal commitment to the Texas A&M Aggies last weekend and Morven Joseph’s entry to the transfer portal on Monday, Tennessee football has needed some good news on the recruiting trail. Well, they got a little bit of that to kick off the weekend.
Two weeks after making the top 12 for junior college defensive back Keionte Scott, the Vosl have now moved into his top five. Scott, who is on an official visit to UT this weekend as the host the No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, is not yet rated on ESPN or Rivals but is a three-star on 247Sports.
Joining Tennessee football on Scott’s list are schools all over the country: the Oregon Ducks, BYU Cougars, Miami Hurricanes and Auburn Tigers. The Southern California native announced all of the schools on Twitter with a graphic Friday afternoon.
Will Be Taking The Time To Focus On These Five Schools❗️ Thank You To All The Schools That Offered Me An Opportunity 🙏🏾. (No Order.) pic.twitter.com/q2s9LkOGCd
— Keionte Scott (@KeionteS) November 12, 2021
Listed as a cornerback across the board, Scott currently attends Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He is initially from San Diego, Calif. and came out of Helix High School in La Mesa, Calif., which is still in San Diego County.
Given the COVID eligibility rulings by the NCAA, Scott will have four years to play with any school he joins. UT is set to likely lose Alontae Taylor and Kenneth George Jr. after this year, so cornerback is certainly a position in which they need a lot of help.
Rocky Top is on a three-month commitment drought right now, and with Nolen going elsewhere, they need to reverse that momentum. Beating the Kentucky Wildcats and ending their investigation into themselves for NCAA violations with no self-imposed bowl ban should help on that front going forward.
There are no 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Scott, nor are there any Rivals Future Cast predictions. However, albeit unscientific, the Rivals Fan Future Cast has Tennessee football as the favorite by a majority to land him. That could increase with his visit this weekend, so Josh Heupel and the Vols need to put on a show.