Tennessee continues to receive good news from Class of 2018 athlete Alontae Taylor.
The 6-foot, 182-pound Manchester, Tenn., native told Jeff Sentell of DawgNation he has cut his list down to three schools with the Vols making the list.
Tennessee will battle out the remainder of his recruitment with Georgia and Louisville.
The staff under coach Butch Jones offered Taylor as a wide receiver, and he was committed over a year to the Vols on that pitch. He de-committed the day Jones was fired on Nov. 12.
It’ll be interesting to see where the new coaching staff believes Taylor would fit best.
Georgia is offering Taylor a chance to play on both sides of the ball and find which spot works best for him. His best chance at early playing time, though, would be to possibly return kicks for the Bulldogs.
Louisville is still an option because it is offering Taylor a chance to play quarterback. Taylor played quarterback throughout high school for Coffee Country Central. He’s said he feels like he was born to play quarterback.
Taylor plans to take a take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. The coaching search has lasted 22 days to this point. New athletic director Phillip Fulmer would certainly help out recruiting if a new coach was in place by Saturday.
Stick with SEC Country for more on Tennessee’s recruitment with Taylor.