Memphis LB decommits from Tennessee, not happy with Vols staff

Tennessee lost a prospect from Memphis Monday.
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The Volunteers lost another 2016 commitment Monday, as Memphis area linebacker Tim Hart decommitted from Tennessee.

Hart said "poor communication" and "lack of openness" led to his decision, and he expressed his displeasure with with the Vols coaching staff. 

Hart, a 3-star recruit, recently took an official visit to Memphis over the weekend and holds offers from the Tigers, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Missouri among others.

After comments like these, did Tennessee burned its bridge to one of the top high schools in West Tennessee? If so, it’d be all the more troubling considering the high school’s proximity to recruiting power Ole Miss, led by former Memphis high school coach Hugh Freeze. 

Hart is a former teammate of current Tennessee redshirt freshman Drew Richmond.

The Vols are now down to 16 total commitments for 2016 following the decommitment of Hart and his negative comments regarding his recruitment.