Vols’ Lone Unsigned 2020 Commit Reopens Recruitment

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    Three-star athlete Darion Williamson has decommitted from Tennessee according to his Twitter account. Williamson had been committed to UT for over six months.

    Williamson committed to the Vols over the summer on July 17th. He took an official visit to Florida State over the weekend theb announced that he was backing off his pledge to Tennessee on Monday afternoon. He’s scheduled to take an official visit to Arkansas this upcoming weekend.

    “I am officially de-committed from The University of Tennessee,” Williamson wrote. “God has an alternate route.”

    The Brownsville, Tennessee native is ranked 820th overall according to 247Sports’ 2020 composite rankings. He’s considered the No. 50 overall athlete and the 24th-best player in the state of Tennessee. Williamson played high school football at Haywood High School in Brownsville, TN.

    Listed at 6-foot-3, 190 lbs., Williamson likely would have played wide receiver for the Vols, though playing on defense was also in the cards. He tore his ACL in early October, ending his senior season early.

    Williamson took an official visit to Florida State because of his relationship with former Vols running backs coach David Johnson, who has great relationships in the city of Memphis. Johnson is currently serving in the same capacity for the Seminoles as well as being given the role of recruiting coordinator.

    Williamson was one of two players committed to Tennessee prior to the early signing period who did not sign with the Vols in December. The other prospect, three-star offensive lineman Kyree Miller, also decommitted from UT earlier this month.

    Tennessee now has 21 signees in their class of 2020. Following the decommitment of Williamson, the Vols now have the 16th-ranked recruiting class on 247Sports. It’s ranked seventh-best in the SEC.

    National Signing Day is scheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 5.

    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.