Tennessee Football seems to be making a push for in-state cornerback Jaren Sensabaugh. The three-star defensive back backed off his commitment to Vanderbilt on Sunday, officially reopening his commitment.
Not long after announcing his de-commitment, he announced that he was extended a scholarship offer from Tennessee. He also locked in an official visit with the Vols for Dec. 8.
“With my recruitment blowing up so late, I have gained interest from other schools that I feel could potentially be a better fit for the dreams and goals that I have established for myself,” Sensabaugh wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I want to thank Vanderbilt University and the entire staff and community for believing in me and providing me with the opportunity here in Nashville. My family and I have carefully thought about this situation and decision and hope that it is respected. I have decided to officially de-commit from Vanderbilt and open up my recruitment fully.”
When he first committed to Vanderbilt, he did not hold a Tennessee Football offer. That changed soon after his de-commitment. Sensabaugh attends Ensworth in Nashville, making his proximity to Tennessee a positive in this recruitment.
The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback said he received his offer after a conversation with Tennessee DB coach Willie Martinez. He also tagged Josh Heupel, Tim Banks and Mike Ekeler in the post.
Sensabaugh played his sophomore season at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and his junior season at Knoxville Catholic. He is also the son of Gerald Sensabaugh, former NFL safety.
Sensabaugh ranks as the No. 1,1086 prospect in the 2024 class according to 247Sports Composite. He is also the No. 92 cornerback and the No. 36 prospect out of Tennessee.
In the current 2024 Tennessee Football recruiting class, the Vols have three true defensive backs. Four-star safety Boo Carter, four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley and three-star safety Edrees Farooq. Tennessee could use the depth that Sensabaugh would provide at the position.