Ryan Johnson

Ryan JohnsonOffensive Tackle – 2016 Class
6-6, 270 pounds
Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)

Top offers
Alabama, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss

Tennessee had been the favorite for Ryan Johnson since offering him in February of 0214, but plenty of interest from the likes of Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida State and others came pouring in. In the end, Johnson felt comfortable enough to stick with the team he grew up cheering for – he committed to Tennessee on July 19th of 2014. He told RTI he’s all Vol on the morning of his commitment. “I don’t want to look at any other schools – I made my decision,” he said. “This is where I want to go, this is where I want to be. I will definitely help Tennessee recruit players. I want to win championships. I will do everything I possibly can to help Tennessee win championships.” He officially signed the morning of National Signing Day.


247Sports: ★★★★
Scout.com: ★★★
ESPN.com: ★★★

RTI average: 3.5-stars

 How He Fits

Rebuilding depth at offensive line – especially offensive tackle – is a big priority for the 2016 recruiting classes. Johnson gives the Vols a true offensive tackle frame that they can develop and hope to get ready to compete for a starting job by his third season on campus or so.

That’s the pattern Jones would like to see develop as he fortifies the offensive line depth: get quality players on campus, let them redshirt or at least develop for a year or two before throwing them on the field regularly.


RTI Articles on Ryan Johnson

Vol OL Grad Transfer Announces New School Destination

Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson has announced where he’ll be using his last year of eligibility as a grad transfer.

Report: Another Vol OL Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Earlier this week, offensive lineman Ryan Johnson announced his transfer from Tennessee. Now, Marcus Tatum is reportedly seeking transfer.

Vol OL Looking for a “New Chapter” as Grad Transfer

Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson addressed his decision to transfer, saying he’s ready for a “new chapter” as a grad transfer.

Report: Two Vols Enter into NCAA Transfer Portal

According to a report, two Vols have put their names into the NCAA transfer portal now that the regular season has concluded.

Video: Vol Players Discuss Saturday’s Loss, Prep for BYU

Several Vol players met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the Vols’ loss to Georgia State and how the team is moving forward and preparing for BYU.

2019 Spring Position Preview: Offensive Line

We get you ready for Tennessee spring practices with our position preview series. Next up is a look at the Vols’ offensive line.

Vols “Starting to Become One,” Focused on Improving

According to two of Tennessee’s third-year players, the Vols are “starting to actually beocme one” and are focusing on improving during the bye week.

Versatility Will be Key for Vols’ Offensive Line in 2018

Jeremy Pruitt and offensive line coach Will Friend are preaching the importance of versatility to the Vols’ offensive linemen this fall.

Vols Starting to Become a “Tough and Physical” Offensive Line

According to redshirt sophomore Ryan Johnson, the Vols’ offensive line is looking a lot more tough and physical than last year.

Vol Players Discuss Fall Camp, Changes Under Pruitt

Some of the Vols’ players spoke with the media on Thursday afternoon, and they discussed fall camp thus far, how the team has changed under Pruitt, & more.

PHOTOS: Tennessee Practice 10/24

Our photo gallery from the Vols’ football practice session on October 24th, 2017.

Tennessee’s Offensive Line is Growing Up under Wells

First year offensive line coach Walt Wells is transforming a talented young group of linemen into an elite unit.

Friday Top 10: Bold Predictions For 2016 Newcomers

10 bold predictions for the newcomers in the 2016 class for Tennessee.

Four Vol Commitments Named Tennessee Mr. Football Semifinalists

Four current Tennessee commitments were named Mr. Football Semifinalists in the state of Tennessee on Thursday. Linebacker Daniel Bituli (2016) of Nashville

Vol Target Profiles: Offensive Line

Get a first look at our complete set of recruiting profiles for Tennessee’s top offensive line prospects for the 2016 cycle.

16 for 2016: Bryce Mathews

We continue our look at some of Tennessee’s biggest 2016 targets with four-star OT and teammate of current commitment Ryan Johnson, Bryce Mathews.

Vols add 2016 Offensive Tackle Ryan Johnson

Tennessee added a huge piece to the 2016 class with in-state offensive tackle Ryan Johnson of Brentwood Academy.