Former Kentucky cornerback commitment Jeremiah Caldwell
of Belleville (Mich.) High School reopened his recruitment on Aug. 1, and Tennessee quickly has emerged as one of the top contenders for him. Sources said the Vols have impressed him since hosting him for one of their camps and extending an offer to him on June 17, and while he was committed to the Wildcats at the time, Tennessee was believed to be a threat to Kentucky even at the time of the offer. Now that he’s officially back on the market, sources said the Vols are currently one of the teams to beat, although he doesn’t appear to be rushing to a final decision.
Michigan State might be Tennessee’s main competition for the 6-foot-2, 177-pound Caldwell at the moment, according to sources. Michigan also gave him an offer in April, but the Wolverines don’t appear to be as much of a factor at the moment. Tennessee defensive coordinator Tim Banks’ strong ties in the Detroit area have helped the Vols with Caldwell, and he liked what he saw during his trip to Knoxville two months ago.