Four-Star Pass Rusher to Visit Vols Again

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    One of the top edge rushers in the 2021 cycle has already been to Knoxville a couple times, but he’ll be making his way back to Tennessee’s campus again this upcoming weekend.

    Jeremiah Williams, a four-star weak-side defensive end who plays for Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted out on Thursday that he will be in Knoxville once again this Sunday, tagging Tennessee defensive quality control analyst Jeremiah Wilson in his tweet.

    Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Williams is the No. 115 overall prospect and No. 6 weak-side defensive end in the 2021 class. In the regular 247Sports rankings, Williams is a top-100 overall prospect, coming in at No. 67 overall and as the No. 5 weak-side defensive end.

    The 6-foot-4, 220-pound pass rusher first visited the Vols back in October when Tennessee hosted the Georgia Bulldogs. He came back to campus for a Junior Day event on January 25th, one of the last weekends before the February dead period went into effect.

    Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State, and North Carolina have recently offered Williams, and he also holds scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Oklahoma, Penn State, Notre Dame, and many others.

    Williams has a great deal of natural talent, and he blends that ability with a strong football IQ. Watching his film, he shows great awareness and doesn’t just rush headlong into plays. He’ll wait for them to develop if it’s a pass play, and he makes correct reads often. As a pass rusher, Williams shows off good speed, bend, and some good moves to get by blockers.

    As a junior for Ramsay, Williams totaled 35 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception in eight recorded games on MaxPreps.

    Pass rusher figures to be one of Tennessee’s biggest focuses in the 2021 cycle. The Vols have missed out on adding a truly elite edge rusher so far under Jeremy Pruitt, and Williams is just one of a handful of dynamic options the Vols are pursuing there in the 2021 class.

    Tennessee currently has five prospects committed to them in their 2021 class. Three-star strong-side defensive end Darrell Jackson projects as a potential pass rusher for the Vols in their class currently.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    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.