The FOX Sports and Scout three-star point guard from Knott County Central (Ky.) High School planned a trip to Knoxville with his parents and girlfriend for Saturday.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder points to philosophy and scheme implemented by the Volunteers coaching staff, led by Cuonzo Martin, as a major reason why the Big Orange is No. 1.
"The way they play," Justice told InsideTennessee. "I like their style of play more than anything, and I just feel like I fit in well with that group."
Justice, who tripped to Rocky Top for a skills camp in July 2012 before seeing a game later that November, reports getting a scholarship offer from Tennessee midway through his sophomore season.
The Vols staff desires a pure shooter in the Class of 2015 and Justice appears to fit the need. However, coaches haven't leaned on him to come with a verbal commitment.
"No, not at all," Justice said. "I don't feel that at all from them. They've been real quiet about it actually. They've talked to me a couple times about it, just saying they need a shooter for that class."
Although FOX Sports and Scout lists him as a point guard, and he plays some point at Knott County, Justice says his game fits the two-guard role better.
"I would say more of a mellow-type player, just laid back," he said. "I try to let the game come to me and not try to be over-aggressive at what I do and just a typical shooter."
Should he play at Tennessee, he would have ample opportunities to face his home state school and Southeastern Conference Eastern Division rival Kentucky. Although he wasn't raised as a fan of the Big Blue, facing the Wildcats would still take on special meaning.
"Yeah, I'd say it would be," Justice said. "I didn't really grow up a big UK fan but still being a UK kid and being able to come back to Rupp Arena and play would be just a tremendous game."
After seeing the Tennessee football game versus South Carolina on Saturday at noon, Justice and his loved ones will eat with the basketball coaches before heading back north.
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee to see if he rides home clad in orange.