Son of Tennessee staffer, top Knoxville prospect Tyler Baron, lists 2 SEC teams in top 5
One of the state of Tennessee’s top prospects dropped his top five.
Four-star strong-side defensive end Tyler Baron (Knoxville, Tn.) listed two SEC programs among his five: Kentucky and Tennessee. The other three were Oklahoma, Ohio State and Oregon.
Baron is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 strong-side defensive end and the state of Tennessee’s No. 5 overall prospect for the class of 2020, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Most project Baron to stay in the state and play for the Volunteers, as his father, Patrick Abernathy, works in player development for Jeremy Pruitt’s staff, according to 247Sports’ Ryan Callahan.
The 6-5, 252-pound end is being recruited by Tennessee’s Brian Niedermeyer and Tracy Rocker. Niedermeyer was named the nation’s top college recruiter during the 2018 recruiting cycle; so, he’s bound to have a big impact on Baron’s decision, too.
Let’s count them — Baron has unofficially visited Tennessee six times in 2019. The Vols originally offered Baron on November 4, 2016.
He shared his top five on Twitter:
Blessings from the highest🙇🏽♂️”FINAL FIVE” pic.twitter.com/eeFETQ3sGJ
— Tyler Baron (@Tylerbaron23) August 9, 2019
You can watch Baron’s high school highlights below: