Jordan Bone committed to Rick Barnes and his staff at Tennessee, he told Scout Sunday evening.
Bone, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth, took an official visit to Tennessee over the weekend and he said that trip pushed him to pulling the trigger.
“Coach Barnes, he’s a real genuine guy,” Bone said. “He’s a legend. I trust him. I trust him with my future. My family trusts him with my future. We really like him and his entire coaching staff. It just seemed too right.”
“Going into the visit, it was in my heart that Tennessee was where I wanted to go, but the official visit definitely sealed the job,” he added.
To go with Tennessee, Bone had previously narrowed his list of schools to VCU, Mississippi, Central Florida, Iowa State and Wichita State.
Tennessee assistant coach Rob Lanier was the point man on Bone’s recruitment.
“He’s real personable,” Bone said of Lanier. “He was in contact with me and my family. Their entire coaching staff, I just trusted them before I even committed. He created a bond that was second to none. I trust them so much.”
Bone, a three-star prospect, is Tennessee’s first verbal pledge of the 2016 recruiting class.