2020 four-star athlete Eric Shaw tweeted his top three schools on Tuesday and he included the Tennessee Vols, along with the Auburn Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks.

Shaw, 6-foot-4/210 lbs from Notasulga, AL, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 14 player in the state of Alabama and the No. 11 athlete in the nation.

The Alabama native, who plans to announce his commitment on Thursday, told Rivals in early June that his visit to Tennessee exceeded his expectations. Shaw said the visit was “crazy” and that he loved the coaches. He also mentioned that UT prefers him on offense (he could play defensive end or tight end at the next level).

While it sounds like the Vols have a good chance to land Shaw, it could be tough for them to hold off Auburn. Shaw is only 20-30 minutes from Auburn, so he’s very familiar with the Tigers’ program.

Tennessee currently has 13 players committed to their 2020 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 28 in the nation with just four months to go until the early signing period.

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