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5-Star Former Louisville Commit Anfernee Simons Visiting Tennessee

Louisville's court during a game against College of Charleston.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 09: A general view of the Louisville Cardinals game against the College of Charleston Cougars at KFC YUM! Center on November 9, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Anfernee Simons, a five-star point guard that was committed to Louisville before the scandal that led to Rick Pitino's ouster, is set to take a visit to Tennessee.

Louisville lost Anfernee Simons's commitment back on September 27, one of the biggest recruiting losses from the scandal that has enveloped the Cards program, and has touched other schools.

SEC programs have been going hard after Simons, including Florida and Vanderbilt. He met with the Gators back in October, as well as South Carolina and Florida State out of the ACC.

Now, he's heading to visit an upstart SEC program: Tennessee. From Rivals:

On Saturday, January 6, Simons will make his first of five official visits to the University of Tennessee, he told Rivals. The five-star guard will be on hand when John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats come to town. Simons discussed his feelings about the program earlier in the year. “It is just a good program and coming up,” he said. “Rick Barnes has coached a lot of good guards and gotten them to the league. He said that I could come up and make the program go higher.”

Florida was considered a strong favorite for a while, but it seems like Tennessee is gaining ground. At 247's crystal ball, 47-percent of voters believe he'll be a Gator, while 40-percent have him heading to the Vols.

[Rivals]