Tennessee commit defends 5-star QB’s decision to flip to Clemson
Future teammate or not, Tennessee commit Tee Higgins stood up for Hunter Johnson who was previously pledged to the Vols before flipping to Clemson on Monday evening.
It's his decision! Quit criticizing the man??
— Tee Higgins® (@teehiggins5) December 15, 2015
Higgins, who is from Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High School, is now the only Tennessee commitment for the 2017 class after Johnson de-committed. Johnson, a 5-star quarterback from Brownsburg (Ind.) High School, had been committed to Tennessee since August.
Higgins said he visited with Johnson during Tennessee’s junior day event on Saturday. The 4-star receiver said he didn’t sense a de-commitment could be coming from Johnson.
Higgins said he and Johnson were only able to spend about five minutes together because Johnson arrived late to the event.
“It’s his decision,” Higgins told SEC Country. “I really don’t have much to say.”
Higgins said he felt good about Tennessee’s other quarterbacks. The Vols signed two quarterbacks in the 2015 class: Quinten Dormady and Sheriron Jones. The Vols have the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation committed for the 2016 class, Jarrett Guarantano from Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, N.J.).
Guarantano shared some interesting thoughts about the future of the Vols program on Twitter shortly after Johnson de-committed.
Higgins said he hasn’t had any recent contact with other schools.