Four key decisions will determine just how highly Tennessee’s 2016 signing class is regarded on National Signing Day.
The Vols will be keeping a close eye on the following prospects on Wednesday as Tennessee closes out a small class that, hopefully for the Vols, contains some key components.
9 a.m. – Four-star safety Nigel Warrior from Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga. (Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee). The Vols seem to be in better shape with Warrior after his official visit last weekend. The Vols looked to be trailing, but this could be a signing-day surprise.
12:30 p.m. – Four-star offensive tackle Landon Dickerson from South Caldwell High School in Hudson, N.C. (Alabama, Florida State and Tennessee). Tennessee makes a lot of sense for Dickerson, who wants to be close to home. However, Florida State was the longtime leader and Alabama made a late, strong push.
3 p.m. – Five-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown from Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Ga. (Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee). Brown is the highest rated remaining prospect on Tennessee’s board. He’s played things close to the vest, but the Vols seem to be strongly in the running.
Yet to be determined – Four-star defensive end Jonathan Kongbo from Arizona Western Junior College in Yuma. (Florida State, Ole Miss, Southern California and Tennessee). Kongbo was once committed to the Vols, yet de-committed in January. That was a stunning blow, but not one the Vols can’t recover from.
Warrior is scheduled to make his announcement at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga. Brown’s decision is scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN. The Vols will hold a signing day celebration at the Tennessee Theatre on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.