Report: Tennessee loses nation’s top-rated quarterback commit
Tennessee has lost yet another commitment.
This time it’s quarterback Hunter Johnson from Brownsburg (Ind.) High School, who is rated the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect in the Class of 2017. Johnson’s family confirmed the de-commitment, according to 247 Sports reporter Steve Wiltfong.
Johnson is the fourth commitment Tennessee has lost in a week. The 6-foot-3, 197-pound prospect is the No. 17 overall prospect in the country for 2017 and the No. 1 player in Indiana. Johnson committed to Tennessee in August. His de-commitment means the Vols have just one player committed to the 2017 class, receiver Tee Higgins from Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High School.
Tennessee lost another commitment on Sunday when 2016 defensive tackle D’Andre Christmas Giles from St. Augustine High School (New Orleans, La.) announced his change in plans via Twitter. The Vols lost two other 2016 commitments last week. Athlete TaDarryl Marshall from Leeds (Ala.) High School said his scholarship had been “revoked”. Defensive end Chidi Okonya from Riverdale (Ga.) High School de-committed to Tennessee only to commit to Duke just days later.
Johnson’s de-commitment is certainly a loss. However, the Vols have depth at quarterback via recent recruiting success. Tennessee signed two highly-ranked quarterbacks in February: Quinten Dormady and Sheriron Jones. The Vols have a commitment from 2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano from Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, N.J.).