Vols Make Top 3 of Highly-Rated JUCO Offensive Tackle

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    (Photo via Johnson’s Twitter)

    The Vols hauled in a solid group of prospects in the early signing period of the 2018 class this week. And they got more good news when one of the cycle’s top junior college offensive tackles released his top three this week.

    Jahmir Johnson, a borderline three-star/four-star JUCO offensive tackle, released his top three this week via Twitter. And the Vols made the list along with USC and fellow SEC school Missouri.

    Johnson is the No. 4 offensive tackle in the junior college ranks according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he’s the No. 21 JUCO prospect in the 2018 class. Johnson plays for Arizona Western College, and his teammate, Jordan Allen, signed with the Vols on Wednesday.

    Tennessee was able to sign a trio offensive linemen on Wednesday when they landed a pledge from four-star, in-state tackle Jerome Carvin and signed previously committed in-state linemen Taylor Antonutti and Ollie Lane.

    At 6-foot-5, 278 pounds, Johnson has the size and frame that should work well at the SEC level. He could use to add some weight, but he’s extremely athletic for an offensive lineman and can be seen running downfield and picking up blocks multiple times on his highlight film.

    Johnson isn’t expected to announce his commitment until much closer to National Signing Day in February.

    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.