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.
— Deandre Johnson (@dreday_17) December 12, 2016
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.