Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff have nabbed another recruit in the class of 2016. '16 offensive tackle Ryan Johnson made his decision on Nashville's WGFX-FM, 104.5 The Zone. Johnson becomes the third commitment in the class of 2016, along with athlete Dorian Banks and tight-end Darel Middleton. The offensive tackle checks in at 6'5, 270-pounds and has been timed at a 4.90 in the 40-yard dash, which is a fairly impressive feat for an offensive lineman.
The four-star is ranked as the 19th best offensive tackle in the country for the class of 2016, and the fifth best prospect overall from the state of Tennessee according to the 247Sports Composite. All three of the Volunteers' commitments in this class have come from inside the state lines, so it's clear they're establishing the home kids first.
Johnson held offers from Alabama, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and was receiving early interest from Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Prior to his commitment on the radio, Johnson's 247Sports Crystal Ball had him pegged, with all 10 of the experts predicting Tennessee as the favorite.
To see what Johnson brings to the gridiron, check out his highlight film: