Vols Pick Up Commitment from 3-Star Defensive End

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    via Johnson on Twitter

    Tennessee added yet another player to their 2017 class on Monday morning, picking up a commitment from defensive end Deandre Johnson.

    Johnson is rated as a three-star defensive end and the 41st overall weakside defensive end according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he was once committed to Mississippi State. The defensive end out of Miami currently holds offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Memphis, and others.

    As a senior, Johnson piled up 15 sacks for Miami Southridge. Johnson visited the Vols back in November and decommitted from Mississippi State a mere day before committing to the Vols.

    Johnson is a bit of a raw prospect, but he has the frame at 6-foot-3, 239 pounds that can translate well to the college game. His highlight film displays his great speed and pursuit.

    The Vols now have 25 commitments in their 2017 class, and Johnson gives them two pledges from projected defensive ends.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.