Tennessee received some horrible news on the recruiting trail Tuesday.
Jonathan Kongbo, the nation’s No. 1 junior college recruit, has rescinded his verbal commitment to the Vols, he announced Tuesday night via Twitter.
“Due to personal reasons I’ve decided to rescind my verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee,” the four-star defensive end tweeted. “At this point I will wait until National Signing day for a final decicsion to be made. Tennessee will remain a school that I will heavily look at. I’ve been blessed with many great opportunities and I wanna thank God for them. He does answer prayers. Won’t be making any comments here on out regarding my recruitment. God is good forever and always.”
The 6-foot-6, 264-pounder from Arizona Western junior college committed to the Vols in November. He holds reported offers from 23 schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Washington, among others. Kongbo is set to take an official visit to Washington on Jan. 22, although Alabama is the perceived leader at the moment.
He is rated as the nation’s No. 1 junior college defensive end in the 2016 class.