Tennessee has shown up in another top 100 prospect’s trim-down list, landing in the top eight for pass rusher Jeremiah Williams. The Birmingham, Alabama product released his top schools on Tuesday in the following video.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma and Nebraska joined the Volunteers on the list. Williams is the 5th ranked weakside defensive end prospect in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports. He’s the 67th overall prospect in the class, checking in at 6-3, 224 pounds.
Williams was able to visit Alabama, Florida and Tennessee before the recruiting pause in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. He attended a junior day event in Knoxville back in January, before heading back to campus on March 1st. Williams was able to get a taste of the gameday atmosphere last fall as well, visiting during the Georgia matchup last year.
You can never have enough athletes in your front seven, and Williams would give Jeremy Pruitt and Derrick Ansley another linebacker prospect that can be molded into an inside or outside role. But the length Williams has suggests he may fit best coming off of the edge and getting after the quarterback.
Tennessee has yet to add an edge prospect in this year’s class, but they were able to grab four-stars Morven Joseph and Tyler Baron last year. Both of those guys will be in the mix for the Vols as they try to replace Darrell Taylor this fall.