Another day, another re-opened recruitment. Add Cameron Tatum to the list of recruits that are rethinking things.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard from Tucker (Ga.) High School has pulled out of his commitment to Charlotte and will look at other schools. The senior will start things off this weekend with a trip to Tennessee.
With the departure of Charlotte assistant Dalonte Hill to Kansas State, Tatum decided that he would not sign next week with the 49ers.
"I'm open right now," Tatum said. "Any offers and any schools that come my way, I'll consider."
The three-star guard is coming off a huge senior campaign where he helped lead his Tucker team the Final Four for the second straight season. Tatum displayed his trademark athleticism and improved perimeter game. His range extends out to the NBA three-point line and he had little problem getting to the bucket for scores. Offensively, he's one of the best in the Southeast.
Tennessee is hoping that Tatum joins the Volunteer family this spring. Tatum will have some visitors to mingle with while in Knoxville. Tennessee signee Duke Crews will also be in town. Tatum said he has family roots in the state as well.
With the late signing period coming up, Tatum said he might be inking in the near future.
"There is a strong possibility," he said. "I might (sign with Tennessee). I like them a lot. Coach (Bruce) Pearl did a lot with them this year."
Tatum said he plans on playing with the Atlanta Celtics if he doesn't sign in April, most notably at the Real Deal on the Hill in two weeks. Tatum still lacks the necessary score on his SAT to qualify for college next fall. He said his end goal is to be in college in the fall. If he fails to qualify, a stop at prep school is also an option.
Tatum said he has heard from Georgia this week and hopes Syracuse gets involved.
"They have always been one of my favorites," Tatum said. "I've wanted to go there since my freshman year."