Four-Star Tennessee Target Announces Commitment Date

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    The Tennessee Volunteers have been riding a wave of momentum in the recruiting world over the last few weeks. With the start of the early signing period just around the corner on Wednesday, the Vols’ coaching staff is working around the clock to land some premiere talent.

    One of the Vols’ top targets is four-star running back Justin Williams. The Georgia native has announced that Wednesday, Dec. 15 will be the date for his commitment reveal. Wednesday is also the first day of the early signing period across the college football landscape.

    Williams, a running back standing at six feet tall and weighing in at 200-pounds, has been high on Tennessee’s list for a while now. And the Tennessee coaches have made sure to make the back feel at home in Knoxville.

    Williams recently took an official visit to Tennessee on the weekend of Dec. 10. However, prior to that official visit, Williams’ home was a stop for the Tennessee coaches on the in-home recruiting trail last week.

    On the evening of Dec. 1, Williams posted a photo to Twitter of himself with head coach Josh Heupel and running backs coach Jerry Mack from his house in Georgia.

    “GBO,” Williams wrote on Twitter with an orange emoji. “Thank you for stopping by!”

    In between the Vols’ coaches stopping by at his house and his official visit in Knoxville, Williams did announce a big move regarding his recruitment. Williams revealed that he had narrowed his choices down to two: Tennessee and Auburn.

    Justin Williams

    Photo via Justin Williams (@Jusstvn) on Instagram.

    As a four-star recruit in the class of 2022, Williams would be the third-highest ranked Tennessee commit in the class according to 247 Sports’ rankings. In front of him would be offensive lineman Addison Nichols and quarterback Tayven Jackson. Right behind Williams would be Tennessee’s newest recruit, four-star wide receiver Kaleb Webb.

    As things currently stand, Williams does look to be trending towards Tennessee. Williams holds three out of four crystal ball predictions to Tennessee from 247 Sports and has been active on social media with Vol posts.

    If Williams does commit and sign with Tennessee, it would be a huge boost to the overall offensive recruiting in the class. Tennessee’s top four commits would be an offensive lineman, a quarterback, a running back, and a wide receiver. While the rest of the class does add in more diversity, being able to add a string of top talent across the offensive side of the ball for the future would be a significant step in the right direction for this class.

    Tennessee does have another running back commitment from the class already in Dylan Sampson. The four-star running back (247 Sports’ ranking) committed to Tennessee back in June.

    Four-star running back Justin Williams will announce his collegiate destination and sign on the dotted line this upcoming Wednesday morning.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.