The Big Orange is looking to set up an official visit for Jared Guest, a 6-8, 205-pound post prospect who averaged 16.8 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game in leading Charis Prep of Wilson, N.C., to a 35-5 record and the 2011 prep school national title.
Charis Prep head coach Carlos Peralta told InsideTennessee earlier today that Guest "still hasn't decided" on a college but that the Vols are "trying to work out a date for an official visit. We've been gone for Easter for a week. That's really all I know at this point.
"I got a call yesterday from Coach (Kent) Williams of Tennessee's staff. I called back but missed him."
Peralta said Guest already visited Virginia Commonwealth, Georgia and Maryland. The coach said those three and Tennessee appear to be the four finalists for Guest's services. At one time Guest also considered Clemson, North Carolina State, Illinois and Xavier.
In other recruiting news ...
Tennessee is believed to be in contention for 6-2 combo guard Bishop Daniels.
Daniels is a senior at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., the same school that produced former Kentucky standout John Wall, the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Daniels already signed with the University of Miami but requested a release when Hurricane head man Frank Haith left to take the reins at Missouri.
In a recent interview with Garrett Tucker of the Nation of Blue website, Daniels is quoted as saying, "I want to look at Tennessee and Rutgers pretty good."
Daniels is described by ESPN.com as "a high-flying combo-guard that combines the ability of a high level finisher at the rim with an improved shot from the three-point line. He is an electrifying athlete that can turn an ordinary transition situation into a high-light reel-type play worthy of his YouTube fame. He is consistent from behind the arc, but has the ability to get hot and go on some unbelievable runs. His quickness allows him to guard either position in the backcourt and he is lethal in the press guarding the ball 94 feet or patrolling the passing lanes."