One of the state’s top defensive backs is “not committed” to Tennessee, according to his high school coach.

“There was just some miscommunication,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar told the AJC on Tuesday.

On Monday night, Tucker 4-star cornerback Duke Shelley created a lot of excitement among Tennessee fans on Twitter when he surprisingly tweeted out “I’m officially a VOL.”

Since the 5-foot-8 speedster is such a highly-rated prospect and claims offers from several big schools, including Clemson and Georgia Tech, his commitment over Social Media quickly was picked up by Tennessee media outlets. Shelley did a long interview about the commitment with InsideTennessee.com.

However, by late Monday night, some of the same websites weren’t sure if the commitment had been accepted by the Tennessee coaches.

“It’s part of learning the recruiting process,” Lamar said. “It’s one of those things where you had a kid commit before he talked to me, and I can make sure we are all on the same page (with the college) with everything. That’s all.

“They’re (Tennessee) still high on him. It’s not a situation where they don’t like the kid or want the kid. You know how it is? They’ve still got to go through their evaluation and recruiting process, and make sure he’s the best fit for them and all that kind of stuff.

“He’s still considering Tennessee. It’s not a situation where there’s anything negative out of the situation. There are no hard feelings. If it was a bad situation, I would say it. But that’s not the case. It was just a miscommunication.”

Also on Monday, USC issued an apology after an unnamed member of the team’s football staff was overheard calling Jalen Hurd “soft and terrible” in a video posted on USC’s Instagram account. Hurd is the 5-star running back who signed with Tennessee a couple of weeks ago.