The 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward ranks No. 35 overall in the 2012 class and has high major attention both regionally and nationally.
"It's still early," Poythress told Scout.com about his recruitment.
Over the weekend Poythress took a trip to Knoxville (Tenn.) to visit Bruce Pearl and Tennessee.
"It was pretty good," the Clarksville (Tenn.) High standout said about his unofficial visit. "I watched the game and went in the locker room."
Poythress also pointed out that he's taken recent visits to Vanderbilt and Memphis.