Tennessee football makes cut for 2022 Georgia DB, son of Rodney Harrison

In 1994, Tennessee football landed the biggest recruiting coup ever by luring Peyton Manning, the son of longtime NFL quarterback Archie Manning, to Rocky Top. Now they could be in position to land another son of an NFL legend, one who ironically gave Manning fits during his pro career.

Georgia defensive back Christian Harrison, the son of All-Pro safety Rodney Harrison, who won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots while shutting down the Colts’ offense under Manning during the NFL Playoffs both times, announced that UT made his top three. Harrison is listed as a three-star cornerback across the board.

Joining Tennessee football on the Atlanta prospect’s list are the Florida Gators and Nebraska Cornhuskers. A product of Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., Harrison announced the schools Wednesday on Twitter.

The Fulton County prospect stands between 6’0″ and 6’1″ while weighing between 180 and 185 pounds. He initially committed to the Liberty Flames in late July but then decommitted in the middle of October.

That decommitment came as Power Five offers began to come in, including one from Rocky Top in early October. As his stock continues to rise, he appears to be an overlooked talent that UT could definitely use at the position.

Kenneth George Jr. and Alontae Taylor are both seniors, and it’s unclear if Taylor will stay or go given the COVID eligibility rulings, but he could be a high NFL Draft pick so it would make sense for him to leave upon graduating. Losing both would leave a glaring hole at the position that Harrison could fill.

Currently, there are no favorites to land Harrison on the Rivals Future Cast or the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Tennessee football is a favorite by a plurality on the Rivals Fan Future Cast. Although that poll is unscientific, combining it with UT being one of just three schools left and having the closest proximity to him, and they’ve got a real shot at getting the guy.