National Signing Day is only a week and a half away, and head coach Jeremy Pruitt is looking to close out Tennessee’s 2018 class with a bang. The Vols are still looking at many top prospects that have not made a decision on their college destinations.
Tennessee can add another prospect to that list after receiving some good news on Sunday night. Four-star cornerback Taiyon Palmer posted his final three schools on his twitter, and Tennessee is one of his finalists.
— Taiyon Palmer (@__TLP3) January 29, 2018
Palmer was a longtime Duke commit, but he decommitted back in December. If there is one position of need on Tennessee’s roster, it is defensive back. Pruitt has been pursuing a few players at this position, and to have another prospect put the Vols in his top three is great to see. Tennessee will have to compete with Nebraska and N.C. State if they want to land Palmer, but Pruitt has already shown he is up for the competition.
Palmer is a consensus 4-star prospect from Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 178 pounds. He is a long corner and fits the style of cornerback Pruitt is after. In high school, Palmer played on both sides of the ball, but where he excelled was at corner. He is not the fastest player, but he makes up for it with pure athleticism.
What might be most impressive, though is his closing speed. Combine that with his good hands, and it makes for a heck of a defensive back.
Palmer will make his final decision on National Signing Day from his high school.