Tennessee gives offer to LSU commitment

It appears that the new coaching staff at the University of Tennessee will aggressively recruit the best players in the country no matter if they are committed elsewhere or not. Current LSU commitment Tharold Simon picked up an official offer from the Volunteers today, giving the three star prospect something to think about. Go inside to hear his thoughts.

Just because someone is engaged doesn't necessary mean they are off the market until they finally say I do?

The same could be said about high school prospects and recruiting. Until national signing day arrives and the player puts his name on the dotted line, being committed doesn't mean he isn't open to being recruited.

This appears to be the case for Eunice Louisiana safety Tharold Simon.

Simon, who is committed to LSU, received another big offer from a SEC school on Wednesday.

"The University of Tennessee offered me today," Simon told InsideTennessee.com. "It's a nice offer. It's great for other big programs to show interest in me even though I'm committed to LSU. It shows there are other options. Right now I'm not sure if I will take a visit there or not, but I know they are going to recruit me aggressively."

Simon explained at the current time he was solid with his commitment to the Tigers and was surprised by the new offer.

"My mom is sold on me honoring my commitment," Simon said. "I understand Tennessee has one of the best defensive coordinators in the country, a NFL legend."

Simon has started for Eunice since the middle of his freshman year, and has been the Bobcats' leading receiver every year he's been in their Wing-T offense.

As a junior, Simon caught 22 passes for 337 yards with five touchdowns. He also picked off five passes and logged 75 tackles from his cornerback spot.

Simon is expected to play safety at the next level.

He is being recruited by the University of Tennessee wide receiver coach Frank Wilson. Wilson, a Louisiana native, coached several in the New Orleans parish.

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