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Tennessee recruiting: Three-star CB Marcus Goree Jr. announcing commitment Saturday

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The Vols have a chance to land a three-star cornerback on Saturday. Marcus Goree Jr. announced that he will be announcing his commitment on Saturday. 

Goree recently named his top schools, including Tennessee as well as Colorado, Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska. 

The prospect out of Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, Tenn., has received a crystal ball from Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. Wiltfong projects Goree will choose the Vols. 

Goree was last on campus for Tennessee’s junior day on Jan. 14. He was also in town for two of Tennessee’s home games. Goree quickly emerged as one of Tennessee’s top targets in the class of 2024. 

Goree most recently went to Colorado for Deion Sanders’ junior day. Colorado has been moving up on his recruitment steadily. 

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The athlete ranks as the No. 461 prospect nationally and the No. 10 prospect from Tennessee. He also ranks as the No. 61 athlete in his class. 

The 6-foot-0.5 and 170-pound cornerback picked up 56 tackles with 11 for loss, two picks, one sack, and one forced fumble. 

Cooper Petagna of 247Sports projects Goree could be a multi-year starter at the power-five level. Tennessee has been the team to beat for Goree, and it’s time to put their work to the test on Saturday. 

“Long fluid athlete that’s positioned primarily at the strong safety position and excels closer to the line of scrimmage,” Petgana writes. “Exhibits good lateral range and closing speed. Shows the ability to play sideline to sideline. Reactionary defender that plays with very little wasted motion and shows the ability to key and diagnose in the short to intermediate part of the field. Strong run support defender. Physical tackler that will strike you at the point of attack. Possesses situational pass rush ability from the second level.

“Limited sample size as a pass defender. Flashes some ability to play the deep part of the field but typically is not asked to play man to man as a slot defender. Although evidence is limited, appears to possess the athletic ability to cover possession receivers and tight ends over the slot.

“Good athlete that projects as a multi-year starter at a Power Five program at the next level. Sunday ceiling will be dictated by growth potential, versatility in the passing game and speed. Possesses the ability to contribute early on special teams and should ultimately need a year in a strength and conditioning program before seeing considerable snaps on defense.”

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