Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones reportedly told at least one committed recruit to decommit shortly after his termination on Sunday.

Three-star cornerback Tanner Ingle told the Orlando Sentinel that Jones called him within an hour after being fired and told him to “find a place to go.”

Ingle confirmed that he is still committed to the Vols, despite announcing that he’s reopened his recruitment via Twitter.

According to the Sentinel, NC State is believed to be the favorite to land Ingle. The three-star prospect is scheduled to take official visits to NC State and possibly Virginia Tech, where his former Doctor Phillips High School teammate Robert Porsher IV is a freshman. Ingle’s current teammate, Braxton Clark is already committed to the Hokies as well.

He also confirmed that he will wait to see who replaces Jones at Tennessee before making his decision on whether to decommit from the Vols.

“I’m going to take my visits and see what happens from there,” Ingle said. “I’d also like to see who the new coaching staff will be and if they will honor my commitment or not.”

Butch Jones reportedly told Tennessee commit to “find a place to go” after termination Scott Halleran/Getty Images
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