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Tennessee lands in top five of four-star linebacker Kourt Williams

The Vols have made the cut for another elite linebacker.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers have all of the momentum that you could possibly ask for inside the state right now. Now, they’re hoping some of that in-state momentum builds elsewhere — perhaps all the way to California.

The Vols received some good news over the weekend, landing inside of the top five of four-star linebacker Kourt Williams. Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Penn State joined the Volunteers as finalists.

Williams is out of Bellflower, California. You probably remember that Tennessee was able to pull another blue-chip linebacker out of the same state during the 2019 cycle in Henry To’oto’o.

Williams is the 170th ranked player in the 2020 cycle, according to 247 Sports. He is the 15th ranked player out of the state of California. The four-star linebacker checks in at 6-1, 216 pounds — likely fitting the mold of the versatile ‘four-for-four’ type that Jeremy Pruitt looks for. He compares similarly in build to J.J. Peterson, Quavaris Crouch and Henry To’oto’o.

Ohio State is the likely leader for Williams, holding a handful of crystal ball projections currently. He took an official visit to Columbus on June 21st, just six days after his official visit to Tennessee. He’s already taken official visits to Penn State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.