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Tennessee makes 2018 cornerback Stanley Garner III’s top 6
Tennessee has pursued corner back Jaycee Horn pretty hard recently, but that hasn’t stopped the Volunteers from looking at other options.
On Monday, the Vols made the top 6 for fellow Class of 2018 corner back Stanley Garner III.
— Stanley Garner lll (@StanleyG_9) July 24, 2017
Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Clemson join the Vols on the list. Garner rates as 3-star prospect is the 45th-ranked corner in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard High star took an unofficial visit to Louisville last Friday. The Cardinals seem to be the leader at this time.
The Vols already hold a pair of commitments from 2018 corners — Tanner Ingle and Brandon Cross. It appears they want to bring in at least one more.
Tennessee currently has three senior corners on the roster, Justin Martin, Shaq Wiggins and Emmanuel Mosely. The Vols’ 2018 class is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the SEC, per 247Sports.
Tennessee makes cut for WR Shocky Jacques-Louis
Kentucky de-commit Shocky Jacques-Louis released his top 5 late Monday night, and the Vols are one the list.
Top 5🔥‼️ pic.twitter.com/aNwfejU8sk
— Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) July 25, 2017
Kentucky and Missouri make the list as the only other SEC schools. Michigan and Pitt do present looming threats.
It appears from his Twitter feed that Tennessee leads the pack for Jacques-Louis. If the Vols continue to pursue the Fort Myers, Fla., native, then they should remain on top.
Jacques-Louis rates as a 3-star wide receiver and the No. 697 prospect in the country.
Tennessee holds wide receiver commitments in the Class of 2018 from Alontae Taylor and Jatavious Harris.
Tennessee also makes top 6 for 2019 DT Jacob Lacey
Class of 2019 defensive tackle Jacob Lacey cut his final list down to six, and the Vols made that cut, as well.
— Jacob Lacey🎈 (@JacobLacey6) July 24, 2017
The Vols will battle out the rest of Lacey’s recruitment with Clemson, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame and Michigan State.
Ten of the 12 current 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Lacey (83 percent) point to the Irish.
247Sports rates Lacey as a 4-star prospect and the eighth-best tackle in the country for the next recruiting cycle.
Vols defensive line coach Brady Hoke has proven his ability to connect with defensive linemen on the recruiting trail. If he continues the pursuit of Lacey, then the Vols will continue to be a factor.
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