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Vols In Final Seven For Top-100 Alabama Prospect

Tennessee will need receiving help in 2020.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers know they will need help at the wide receiver position after the 2019 season. Hopefully, E.J. Williams can be around to provide said help in 2020.

Williams, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound four-star wideout from Central High School Phenix City, Ala., narrowed his list of schools down to seven a couple of days ago.

And guess who was on it? That’s right, the Vols.

But as usual, Tennessee is in deep waters when it comes to the competition surrounding Williams’ services. The Florida Gators, Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, LSU Tigers, and Oklahoma Sooners are all in the mix.

According to the 247Sports Composite, he’s ranked at the No. 93 overall player in the 2020 class and the No. 19 overall wide receiver in the country - he’s No. 3 in the state of Alabama.

Per 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr, Williams told him that if any team held the top spot right now, it’d be Alabama.

“Probably Alabama,” Williams said. “I talked to Coach (Nick) Saban last week. We had a good talk. The opportunity to come in as a freshman and get the opportunity to play,” Williams told Niebuhr of what he’s looking for in a school, “get on the field and feel comfortable at the program.” - E.J. Williams, via

Big surprise, there.

But as stated earlier, the Vols will need help in a big way once Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway leave the program after the 2019 season.

Williams officially visited Knoxville back on April 12 and attended a junior day on March 2.

Stay tuned.