Linebacker Tim Hart is no longer a Tennessee commitment. And he’s not too happy about it.
“I am displeased to announce that because of poor communication and lack of openness I am no longer committed to The University of Tennessee,” the three-star prospect from Memphis (Tenn.) University High School stated via Twitter. “I was committed to UTK for six months and have always been straightforward with the staff. However, the same was not done in return to me.
“I have seen this trend with other young men which helps solidify my decision. I hope this statement prevents this from happening to any other young men at my school or any other school. After much thought and collaboration with my family I’ve decided that this is the best decision for me. Over time I’ve been blessed to be surrounded with people that truly love me.”
Hart was committed to Tennessee since June, but the 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect has nine reported scholarship offers from several schools including Ole Miss, Missouri, Mississippi State, California and nearby Memphis. It is unclear at this time which of those scholarships still stand as National Signing Day is just 16 days away on Feb. 3.
“The process goes on and I am blessed with the selections of schools I still have to consider,” Hart wrote. “Best regards to UTK and their football staff!”
Hart, a three-star prospect, is rated the No. 26 inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 16 overall prospect in Tennessee. The Vols now have 16 commitments for the 2016 class.
“All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.”