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(WBIR) Just three days into the new job, Vols head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall already has a lot of recruiting cut out for him.

Three of the four signees who committed to Tennessee under former UT coach Cuonzo Martin say they want out, reports Volquest.com.

Volquest.com's Rob Lewis reported Wednesday night that C.J. Turman will become the third Tennessee signee to seek a release from his national letter of intent.

Tyndall has already granted two recruits releases, but told Tennessee Sports Radio's The Erik Ainge Show Thursday morning that he has a plan.

"I didn't obviously didn't recruit the four guys that signed early. They all seem to be fantastic young men, and I have heard nothing but good things about them both as players and people. But at the end of the day, guys - you don't want to force someone's hand to come to your school or be part of your program - if number one they don't want to be here or if number two they're not comfortable," Tyndall told Ainge. "And so, I'm still dealing with a couple of the other guys who to be quite honest want to explore their options, but I'm trying to keep them from doing that in a positive way and talk with their families and go see them in the next day or two. The other two men, I've done everything I could to try and convince them to stay, but they were adamant that they wanted to pursue other options. And you know what - that's their prerogative."

Volquest.com reports that the first to go was three-star point guard Larry Austin. Austin is a 6'1" point guard from Lanphier High School in Springfield, IL and played for the St. Louis Eagles on the AAU circuit. He originally committed to Martin and Tennessee in August, signing with the Vols in November during the early signing period.

On Tuesday afternoon, the mother of three-star shooting guard Jordan Cornish tweeted that her son had also been released from his scholarship at his own request, reports Volquest.com. Cornish is a 6'6" shooting guard from Louisiana.

Forward Phil Cofer is still part of the 2014 class Martin recruited, but Tyndall again isn't going to force him to stay if he wants to look elsewhere.

"If everybody isn't onboard - both feet in - it's not going to work," Tyndall told Ainge.

The departures of Austin, Cornish, and Turman leave Tennessee with five open scholarships for the upcoming 2014-15 season, but Tyndall maintains he's not just going to fill spots.

"We don't want to take a guy just to fill a spot. With that being said there's a couple fifth-year transfer-type guys that we're involved with that could come in a plug a hole for a year, and then obviously we need to continue to recruit heading into that next class," Tyndall told Ainge. "There's a couple really good junior players available that we're involved with that I think could come in and impact our team. And then there's some other young high school guys that are in a situation like the four young men that are in our situation - where a coaching change has been made - they're looking to get out of their letter of intent and make a move, so we definitely have some things going, and we'll be fine guys. . . we will . . . trust me on that."

The D1 basketball signing period ends May 21.

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New Vols coach Donnie Tyndall has granted two of Tennessee's four signees for the 2014 class releases from their National Letters of Intent.

Volquest.com reports that three-star point guard Larry Austinwas granted a release from his agreement with Tennessee after speaking to Tyndall.

Austin is a 6'1 point guard at Lanphier HS in Springfield, IL. He played for the St. Louis Eagles on the AAU circuit.

He originally committed to Cuonzo Martin and Tennessee in August and signed with the Vols in November during the early signing period.

On Tuesday afternoon, three-star shooting guard Jordan Cornish's mother tweeted that her son had also been released from his scholarship, at his own request.

Cornish is a 6'6 shooting guard from Louisiana.

At his introductory news conference on Tuesday, Tyndall said he planned to speak with all four signees, and emphasized he wanted them to keep their commitments to the Vols.

The departure of Austin and Cornish leaves Tennessee with four open scholarships for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

The D1 basketball signing period ends May 21.

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