Tennessee named finalist for 4-star DB Taiyon Palmer
Tennessee appears poised to potentially add another elite prospect to its current signing class as Georgia athlete Taiyon Palmer has the Volunteers in his final three.
A former Duke commit, Palmer decommitted from the Blue Devils in November and has since seen his recruitment blow up. After deciding against signing with Duke, Palmer received scholarship offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Nebraska, and Notre Dame among others. Rated as the No. 29 cornerback in the nation for 2018 by 247Sports Composite, he’s quickly risen as one of the more intriguing prospects in this recruiting cycle.
What seems promising for the Vols, coming off an official visit to Tennessee last weekend, Palmer announced he was down to three programs and would be making his final decision on National Signing Day.
Here’s the note Palmer released Sunday evening:
— Taiyon Palmer (@__TLP3) January 29, 2018
Palmer also visited Nebraska and N.C. State before visiting Rocky Top, so it would appear those schools still have a chance with the Peach State native. Considering Tennessee’s need for help at cornerback, the Vols currently don’t have a CB committed for 2018, Palmer was surely sold on the ability to come in and contribute immediately in Knoxville. We’ll find out soon enough how well that pitch worked.