Tennessee quickly lost three commitments in the wake of Butch Jones’ firing, with four-star receiver Alontae Taylor, three-star defensive end Dorian Gerald and three-star Shocky Jacques-Louis re-opening their recruitments.
— Alontae ⁶ 𓅓 (@TaeTaylor6) November 12, 2017
I am officially decommitting from the University of Tennessee……..
— Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) November 12, 2017
I’d like to announce that I am opening my recruitment back up! I would like to thank the staff for giving me an amazing opportunity but i have to make the best decision for me and my family!
— Dorian Gerald (@TopNotchDG) November 12, 2017
Taylor, from Manchester (Tenn.) Coffee County Central, was one of the Vols’ marquee commitments. He is a national top-150 prospect who originally committed to Tennessee in June 2016.
Jacques-Louis is from Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar. He committed to Tennessee in August.
Gerald is one of the top-10 junior college prospects nationally. He pledged to the Vols in July.
In addition, Vols three-star cornerback commitment Tanner Ingle of powerhouse Orlando Dr. Phillips told the Orlando Sentinel that he had talked with Jones on Sunday and that Jones told him “he didn’t really expect that to happen, but it did so he told me to find a place to go, quickly … and that if he gets anything he will contact me.”
Ingle committed to the Vols in June.
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