2020 Target List

cncchris33

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Compare Powell's offer list to Pember and Gains. Huge difference.
I count 4 football schools (AU, Tennessee, Va Tech, and Georgia), 2 wannabes (Vandy and GTech), and then Cincinnati and Xavier. Hardly a who's who of CBB offers. Half of those schools have new head coaches, so who knows if those are still committable offers.

I get what you are saying, but it isn't really relevant to the point, which is that coaches recruit kids they want in their program. There are several possible reasons that guys like Pember, Gaines, and Powell are ranked so low. I can only imagine the blowback if this kid had committed to Tennessee, today. You know it would be a feeding frenzy in here.
 

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I count 4 football schools (AU, Tennessee, Va Tech, and Georgia), 2 wannabes (Vandy and GTech), and then Cincinnati and Xavier. Hardly a who's who of CBB offers. Half of those schools have new head coaches, so who knows if those are still committable offers.

I get what you are saying, but it isn't really relevant to the point, which is that coaches recruit kids they want in their program. There are several possible reasons that guys like Pember, Gaines, and Powell are ranked so low. I can only imagine the blowback if this kid had committed to Tennessee, today. You know it would be a feeding frenzy in here.
That's why offer lists outweigh number of stars...... IMO. No one should complain about Powell, but you're right, there would be some.
 

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have been putting this together over the past couple months and didn’t plan to post until next spring but given the rule changes allowing juniors to now OV and the fact Tennessee seems done for the 2019 (at least for now) figured I would go ahead with it.

These are the guys currently with offers, as things stand right now tennessee will have room to sign at least 4 (Bone, Turner, Bowden, Williams). All rankings are per Rivals, if no Rivals ranking then will use 247 national ranking indicated by *:

#6 Greg Brown
#8 N’Faly Dante
#11 Jaden Springer
#14 Jalen Suggs
#15 Sharife Cooper
#18 Walker Kessler
#21 Corey Walker Jr.- committed
#33 Keon Johnson
#38 Caleb Love
#40 Dain Dainja
#48 Jayden Stone
#58 Bryce Thompson
#59 Josh Hall
#60* Samson Ruzhentsev
#63 Micah Peavy
#67 PJ Hall
#84 Justin Lewis
#91 Justice Ajogbor
#110 Matthew Murrell
#115 Keon Ambrose
#137* Elijah Taylor
#147* Dylan Cardwell

NR Justice Ajogbor
NR Jordan Wilmore
NR Akeem Odusipe
NR Norrance Berry
#7 Greg Brown
#9 N’faly Dante
#12 Jaden Springer
#15 Sharife Cooper
#16 Jalen Suggs
#18 Bryce Thompson
#19 Walker Kessler
#24 Corey Walker Jr.
#25 Josh Hall
#32 Caleb Love
#34 Keon Johnson
#36 Micah Peavy
#45 Dain Dainja
#46 Matthew Murrell
#60 Jayden Stone
#66 PJ Hall
#72 Samson Ruzhentsev
#97 Justin Lewis
#109 Keon Ambrose-Hylton
#114 Dylan Cardwell
#140 Akeem Odusipe

NR Elijah Taylor
NE Norrance Berry
NR Jordan Wilmore
 
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As for the “main targets”...

#12 Jaden Springer
#18 Bryce Thompson
#19 Walker Kessler
#24 Corey Walker Jr.
#25 Josh Hall
#32 Caleb Love
#34 Keon Johnson
#46 Matthew Murrell
#60 Jayden Stone
#66 PJ Hall
#72 Samson Ruzhentsev
#97 Justin Lewis
#109 Keon Ambrose-Hylton
#114 Dylan Cardwell
 

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have been putting this together over the past couple months and didn’t plan to post until next spring but given the rule changes allowing juniors to now OV and the fact Tennessee seems done for the 2019 (at least for now) figured I would go ahead with it.

These are the guys currently with offers, as things stand right now Tennessee see will have room to sign at least 4 (Bone, Turner, Bowden, Williams). All rankings are per Rivals, if no Rivals ranking then will use 247 national ranking indicated by *...

#7 Greg Brown
#9 N’faly Dante
#12 Jaden Springer
#15 Sharife Cooper
#16 Jalen Suggs
#18 Bryce Thompson
#19 Walker Kessler
#24 Corey Walker Jr.
#25 Josh Hall
#32 Caleb Love
#34 Keon Johnson
#36 Micah Peavy
#45 Dain Dainja
#46 Matthew Murrell
#60 Jayden Stone
#66 PJ Hall
#72 Samson Ruzhentsev
#97 Justin Lewis
#109 Keon Ambrose-Hylton
#114 Dylan Cardwell
#140 Akeem Odusipe

NR Elijah Taylor
NE Norrance Berry
NR Jordan Wilmore

Per VQ, who is at the NBAPA camp currently going on...

-Keon Johnson is firm on his Top 3, had an outstanding opening night and some think he’s ranked too low, could see a bump in next update. Behind the scenes people are Virginia are quietly conceding this one to the Vols, not a done deal but they aren’t optimistic.

-PJ Hall is there, was asked if recent OV’s to Florida and Clemson are an indication of his interest, pretty much said he wanted to visit Tennessee but his family got messed up on junior OV rule. Seems like a Tennessee/Florida battle, his sister plays volleyball at Florida and his dad is from Kingsport, so interesting dynamic there.

-Dylan Cardwell is really a big fan of Tennessee and Barnes, only OV he took as a junior was to Tennessee...not sure that he’s a take as of today but the staff is actively pursuing him and keeping themselves in a good spot.

-Cam Hayes seems like a certainty to reclassify into the 2020 class, Tennessee has been in that one for a very long time and is thought to be in a good spot. UNC has yet to offer and if they do that could change some things, but right now they haven’t and Tennessee is right at the top.
 
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Whoa whoa whoa...you mean to tell me that his majesty, Bruce Pearl, lord of recruiting, took a commitment from the #228th ranked kid, a 3* 6-5 white kid from Podunk, KY, in early June?!?!? The guy who just coached his team in the Final Four couldn’t muster up any better player than that for his first commit in the 2020 class? 🧐
Glue. Guy.
 

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-Rivals
 

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As for the “main targets”...

#12 Jaden Springer
#18 Bryce Thompson
#19 Walker Kessler
#24 Corey Walker Jr.
#25 Josh Hall
#32 Caleb Love
#34 Keon Johnson
#46 Matthew Murrell
#60 Jayden Stone
#66 PJ Hall
#72 Samson Ruzhentsev
#97 Justin Lewis
#109 Keon Ambrose-Hylton
#114 Dylan Cardwell
Got to think that with so many targets we expect to sign at least 3 or 4 next year. I love Walker’s game and think Keon is a must. Pair them together on the wing for a few years and I would be happy. If they sign 3 or more than roster spots that are unknown right now will have to open up. Maybe James goes pro....possible which means we need a PG badly. Really want to sign Hall. If we sign Hall or Cardwell than one of our current 4 or 5’s won’t be with us next year. Let the competition begin and earn it on the court.
 

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