Local prospect decommits from Tennessee

Local prospect decommits from Tennessee

December 5th, 2017 by David Cobb in Breaking News

Notre Dame's Cameron Wynn (3) rushes for a touchdown against Central at Notre Dame's Jim Eberle Field on Friday, Sept. 8, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Photo by C.B. Schmelter

Notre Dame High School star football player Cameron Wynn has de-committed from Tennessee.

The 5-foot-10 junior athlete shared the news of his de-commitment on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Wynn, who is ranked as the 18th best player in the state for the 2019 class by 247Sports, had committed to the Volunteers under former coach Butch Jones.

Tennessee is in the midst of a tumultuous coaching search that has seen talks with numerous candidates end in rejection or stalled negotiations. An athletic director change also occurred last week when John Currie was suspended with pay and replaced with Phillip Fulmer,

Fulmer is continuing with the coaching search this week ahead of college football's first-ever early signing period, which runs Dec. 20-22.

Since Wynn is only a junior this year, Tennessee's new staff would have plenty of time to re-recruit the speedster who could play a number of positions in college.

Wynn had a 73-yard kickoff return in Notre Dame's state championship game loss to Lausanne last week. Tennessee already lost one Chattanooga-area commitment in recent months when class of 2018 Baylor School safety Brendon Harris switched his commitment from the Vols to Vanderbilt.

Contact David Cobb at dcobb@timesfreepress.com.