Carnell Tate chose Ohio State over Tennessee when committing to the Buckeyes in June.

However, On3 recruiting expert Chad Simmons doesn't think his enrollment is a closed case.

On The Simmons Scoop (h/t Saturday Tradition), he said the Volunteers are still talking with the four-star wide receiver from Bradenton 

Florida, who played at IMG Academy last season.  

“At one time, I thought (Tate) was a Tennessee lean, but went back towards Ohio State late before committing to the Buckeyes earlier this summer," 

Simmons said. "Don’t think he is done just yet. There’s some chatter, there's some buzz 

behind the scenes that the communication has picked back up with the coaching staff in Knoxville." 

While Simmons was "80 percent sure" Tate would initially pick Tennessee, 

he clarified that the class of 2023 recruit is "still committed" to Ohio State.  

He nevertheless believes the situation is "something to watch." Per Simmons,