Tennessee needs help along the offensive line in a big way, and they need it immediately. And the Vols’ new coaching staff hope they got someone who can help bring about that change on Wednesday.
Jahmir Johnson, a borderline three-star/four-star junior college offensive tackle, announced his commitment to the Vols on Wednesday. He is rated as the No. 21 overall JUCO player in the 2018 class and the No. 4 offensive tackle in the class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Johnson visited Tennessee back on December 15th just a week after Jeremy Pruitt extended a scholarship offer to him. The 6-foot-5, 278 pound tackle played for Arizona Western College this past season. His teammate there, three-star defensive end Jordan Allen, signed with the Vols during the early signing period last week.
Nebraska, Missouri, USC, Arkansas, Arizona, and other schools all offered Johnson during his recruitment.
Johnson’s highlight film shows a versatile and athletic lineman who can move well in space. He pursues defenders down field and makes several blocks down the field of play on his tape, and he also knows how to use his long arms and wide frame. He may not have the ideal weight on his large frame that he’ll need in SEC play, but that can be added at the next level. Johnson plays with physicality and has tools to excel at tackle in college.
According to UT, Johnson actually signed last week with the Vols but waited to announce till after Christmas so he could be with his family. Tennessee has signed four-star Jerome Carvin, three-star Taylor Antonutti, and three-star Ollie Lane already. Johnson joins them and gives the Vols four offensive linemen in their 2018 class.