Vols Land Commitment from No. 1 JUCO Defensive Tackle

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    Tennessee added two commitments to their 2019 recruiting class over the weekend when three-star cornerback Warren Burrell committed to them on Friday and four-star corner Tyus Fields pledged himself to the Vols on Saturday. And on Tuesday, the Vols added another big name to their 2019 class.

    Savion Williams, a highly-talented junior college defensive tackle, took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to announce that he is committing to the Vols in the 2019 class.

    Williams chose Tennessee over offers from Georgia, West Virginia, Nebraska, and others. He plays for Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pennsylvania and originally hails from the Washington D.C. area.

    According to the 247Sports rankings, Williams is the No. 1 junior college defensive tackle in the 2019 cycle and is the No. 15 overall JUCO player in the class. He was one of many prospects who came to Knoxville this past weekend as part of Tennessee’s big recruiting cookout.

    The 6-foot-4, 315-pound tackle has excellent size but doesn’t really lose any explosiveness even with his large frame. He has a great initial burst off the line of scrimmage, and you can see that more in his high school film than his limited film from his first year in junior college. But even his JUCO film shows off his athleticism and his ability to get a strong first step. He moves extremely well for his size, and he has a variety of moves to try and get past offensive linemen. He has a little more trouble when playing against beefier offensive linemen who can absorb his initial burst, so some time in the weight room in college should really benefit him. But he certainly has a strong motor and gives good effort. He does play too high, however, and that will be the biggest thing he needs to work on.

    Williams was limited to just three games in his first year at junior college, making three tackles and a tackle for loss, But as a senior in high school, Williams totaled 52 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six sacks, three passes defended, and a forced fumble according to MaxPreps.

    The Vols now have 18 total commitments in their 2019 class, and four of those are from defensive tackles. Williams joins three-star LeDarrius Cox, three-star JUCO defensive tackle Darel Middleton, and three-star nose tackle Elijah Simmons in the Vols’ 2019 class.