The Tennessee football program continues to rebuild its defensive line through the JUCO level. After landing defensive tackle Emmit Gooden from the Independence Community College Pirates, they have now added Savion Williams, the top JUCO defensive tackle, to the roster.
Williams was a standout from Lackawanna Community College, choosing the Vols over the Georgia Bulldogs and Maryland Terrapins.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder from Baltimore made his announcement on social media.
“You know, just a couple years ago I was sitting in room think about how was gonna graduate. I been through hell and back and done seen some things that I’ll never forget but I always trusted god and stuck with him through all the hard times. My momma stuck with me through EVERYTHING and she felt like this was right..love you mama promise the struggle gonna end in a couple years. I’ve been praying for this moment all my life, my journey was different then others but I mad it happen..I’m a grinder and always will be..All thanks to the schools recruiting me and believing in my talent but without further or due..I’m blessed to say I’m committed to the University Of Tennessee!!!!!”
Williams joins the Vols’ Class of 2019 and will have three years of eligibility left when he arrives on campus.