Safety Dietrich Riley from St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif., has Tennessee in his final set of schools — for now.
“My schools are switching on a weekly basis,” the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder told the News Sentinel.
As for now, UT, UCLA, Southern California, Florida, Oklahoma, California and Notre Dame are in the running.
Notre Dame’s standing could change depending on who it hires to replace coach Charlie Weis, who was fired Monday.
“It’s going to be interesting to see what’s going on with their staff,” Riley said.
Riley seems open to Notre Dame, in part, due to their academic reputation.
“It’s important because once football’s over I must be able to fall back on my degree,” he said.
Riley took his official visit to UT in October.
“I think coach (Lane) Kiffin is doing a great job helping them rebuild,” Riley said. “It’s still hard to believe he’s only been there a year.”