The Tennessee Volunteers made some splashes in the football recruiting world on Tuesday. But on Wednesday, it was Vol basketball who turned some heads.
Jaden Springer, a five-star guard out of IMG Academy in Bradenton announced his commitment to the Vols. Springer made the choice in a video posted onto his personal Twitter account.
100% committed just wanna thank God pic.twitter.com/Ev9Urer3r1— Jaden Springer (@jadenspringer11) October 23, 2019
Springer joins an already rock solid recruiting class for 2020 that features another five-star player. That being Keon Johnson of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, who also plays at shooting guard. They, along with four-star Corey Walker, are a three-man group poised to make a major impact when the 2020 basketball season comes around.
Jaden is ranked 16th in the nation in the current recruiting rankings. At his position, he sits fourth, trailing Kentucky Wildcats commits Terrence Clarke (Brewster Academy, Boston, MA) and BJ Boston (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth, CA), the No. 1 and 3 shooting guards. Additionally, he trails uncommitted Joshua Christopher (Mayfair, Lakewood, CA) who ranks second in the nation at shooting guard.
In the state of Florida, the former North Carolina native ranks fourth as well. He trails Montverde Academy’s Cade Cunningham, Duke Blue Devils commit and IMG Academy teammate Jalen Johnson and Florida State Seminoles commit Scottie Barnes, also of Montverde Academy.
Rick Barnes is building a heck of a class in 2020. Springer, ranked 16th, is currently the highest ranked recruit in the class. But, Johnson right now ranks 23rd and Walker ranks 36th. So each member of this trio currently sits in the Top 40 in 2020. As a result of that, they currently rank fourth in the nation in the 2020 recruiting rankings, trailing Duke, Kentucky and the North Carolina Tar Heels.