Defensive Tackle – 2016 Class
6-5, 295 pounds
Ft. Scott (Kansas) Community College
Other top offers
Baylor, Louisville, NC State, Arizona
Status: Johnson picked up an offer from the Vols heading into the summer, and it didn’t take the junior college prospect too long to make a decision, picking the Vols just a few weeks later, making his commitment official on June 16. Tennessee continues to have a lot of options at the defensive tackle position for the next few years. Johnson officially signed on the morning of JUCO National Signing Day – Dec. 16. Johnson, who will be a junior at UT in 2016, recorded 41 tackles, 12.5 TFLs and and 8.5 sacks in 2015.
RTI average: 3.5-stars
How He Fits
Defensive tackle is a position the Vols have pretty well stocked for the next few years, with freshmen Kahlil McKenzie and Shy Tuttle and redshirt sophomore Kendal Vickers all looking like they have a lot of potential. But no coach in college football coach has ever felt like they have too many defensive tackles. It’s one of the toughest positions on the field to find quality depth, and while Johnson may not be a Day 1 starter for the Vols given the depth chart, he does give them a nice blend of size and athleticism to further bolster that defensive line.