Tennessee loses commitment from 4-star cornerback from Florida
Jeremy Pruitt and the Tennessee football program received some bad news from the recruiting trail on Thursday evening.
Damarius McGhee, a 4-star cornerback from Pensacola, Fla., announced on Thursday that he would reopen his recruitment, reversing a verbal commitment that he made to Pruitt and the Volunteers in July.
According to 247Sports, McGhee is the No. 14 cornerback in the country, as well as the No. 30 player in the state of Florida. He committed to Tennessee over a list of finalists including Georgia, Louisville, Miami and Ole Miss. His most recent offer was from LSU, back in August.
It has been a rough 2020 for the Volunteers, with Pruitt primarily criticized for his decision to stick with the struggling Jarrett Guarantano as the team’s starting quarterback over promising freshman Harrison Bailey.
The Volunteers started at 2-0, but have since lost their last 5 games. All 5 losses have been by double-digits, the longest such streak in the history of the program.