Dan Skipper remains committed to Tennessee but he has some important visits coming up that might change up his recruitment.
The 6-foot-10, 295-pound offensive tackle from Arvada (Colo.) Ralston Valley who has seen his recruitment take off ever since Tennessee fired coach Derek Dooley will visit Arkansas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then head to Ohio State for a few days leading into next week.
Skipper, who's been committed to the Volunteers since June, will take his last official visit to Ole Miss the following weekend. He has already taken trips to Tennessee and Michigan.
The trips he's already taken and the three coming up are crucial for Skipper, rated as the fourth-best prospect in the Colorado state rankings by Rivals.com. They could determine where he ends up playing college football.
"Mostly it's to see if I can go to school there for four years," Skipper said. "After that I really want to meet the strength coaches and get a better feel for the head coaches."
Skipper was basically all set for Tennessee before the coaching change and many programs had backed off him.
But after Dooley was let go, Big Ten powerhouses along with other SEC teams got involved and all the attention has even stunned Skipper a little bit.
"It has been a surprise," Skipper said. "I've been getting a lot more offers lately so it's been a little bit different."
Tennessee is still the team to beat, he said.
Skipper has gotten to know the new coaches as much as possible and he's still leaning toward the Volunteers but the remaining visits, and then some analysis of all the teams involved, will be the final factors for the three-star prospect.
"I'm still committed to Tennessee so that's really what's going on," Skipper said.