NCB On The Trail: Jordan Cornish

Cofer headlines Tennessee class

November, 15, 2013
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Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin landed four letters of intent on Thursday evening, including ESPN 100 power forward Phil Cofer (Atlanta/Whitewater).

Joining Cofer in Knoxville will be four-star point guard Larry Austin (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier), four-star center C.J. Turman (Madison, Ga./Morgan County) and three-star shooting guard Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin).

"I'm really excited about this signing class," Martin said. "We've signed four great kids who bring a combination of athleticism, skill and toughness to our program. I know all of them are eager to get here and get to work."

Center C.J. Turman commits to Vols

August, 18, 2013
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Tennessee landed its fourth recruit from the 2014 class on Sunday when four-star center C.J. Turman (Madison, Ga./Morgan County) committed to the Vols, ESPN.com has confirmed.

Alabama, Georgia, Houston and Miami were among the schools to offer Turman.

Turman joins a class that features ESPN 100 point guard Larry Austin (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) along with four-star prospects Phil Cofer (Atlanta/Whitewater) and Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin).
ESPN 100 point guard Larry Austin (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) committed to Tennessee on Thursday over offers from Bradley, DePaul, Iowa, Kansas State, Missouri, SMU and Oklahoma State, among others.

Austin, the No. 68 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, is a great get and a great fit for Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin in what is already an impressive recruiting class that is now ranked No. 7 in the country.

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Kelly Kline/Getty ImagesESPN 100 PG Larry Austin was a priority recruit for Tennessee.
Austin is the Vols’ first ESPN 100 prospect in the 2014 class, but Tennessee also has commitments from four-star power forward Phil Cofer (Atlanta/Whitewater) and four-star shooting guard Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin). Cofer will bring rebounding, shot-blocking and finishing at the rim, while Cornish adds shooting. And now they have a lead guard in Austin who can get them the ball.

So why did Austin pick Tennessee and what will he bring to the Vols?

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Tennessee gets 2014 SG commitment

May, 7, 2013
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Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin), a 6-foot-4 junior shooting guard, ended his recruitment on Monday night with a verbal pledge to Tennessee, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The three-star prospect chose the Vols over offers from Oklahoma, Purdue, VCU, Houston, UTEP and Wake Forest.

"When I called coach (Cuonzo) Martin tonight to tell him I committed, he told me that I resemble him a lot from when he was a player," Cornish told the newspaper. "That's what he likes about me -- that toughness that I bring to the table. That's what he bases his program on -- toughness -- and I want to be a part of it."

Cornish plays for the Team Louisiana travel squad in the Nike EYBL. He is the first recruit from the 2014 class for Tennessee.

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