Alabama defensive end decommits from Tennessee
Tennessee lost a member of its 2020 recruiting class on Tuesday.
3-star defensive end Jimari Butler announced on Twitter that he has decommitted from the Vols. He had been committed to Tennessee since Nov. 8, but he’ll now explore his other options. In his tweet, he thanked Vols assistant head coach Tee Martin for recruiting him:
— Jimari Butler (@ButlerJimari) December 10, 2019
Butler is the No. 33 weak-side defensive end in the 2020 class, per the 247sports Composite rankings, as well as the No. 32 recruit from Alabama. He currently attends Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala.
Butler’s decommitment came only four days after he took an official visit to Nebraska. That was also his second visit with the Cornhuskers in a span of eight days, so it will be interesting to see if he decides to commit to them soon.
The early signing period takes place from Dec. 18-20, so Butler could quickly decide on his next step.
Butler’s decision to not attend Tennessee likely doesn’t have to do with the Vols’ recent performances, as they won their last five games of the regular season to become bowl eligible. They’re playing against Indiana in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2.