Tennessee’s latest commitment for the 2022 class, back corner Desmond Williams from East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. , earned his initial ratings from 247Sports and in the industry-created 247Sports pool on Wednesday. It has an 88 numerical rating from 247Sports, placing it 8th in the college junior rankings and 4th in the 2022 class.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Williams, who announced his commitment to Vols next Monday night from his official visit to Knoxville last weekend, was ranked fifth on the overall expectation list and Goku’s #1 linebacker. 247 Sports Complex for Class of 2022. He chose Tennessee over Mississippi, along with scholarship offers from 10 other schools.
The addition of Williams’ ranking helped climb to 18th nationally in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings for the 2022 class. They took a lead over Virginia Tech, who is now 19th, and South Carolina at 20th.
With a team score of 209.58, Tennessee is now only 0.22 points behind Michigan No. 17. Tennessee trails Arkansas, which ranks No. 16 nationally, by 5.22 points.
Williams, who played at Mary Peoples High School in Forsyth, Georgia, received a scholarship offer from Tennessee on November 3 and added an offer from Mississippi on November 21. , South Alabama and Miss South, among others.
After spending the past three seasons at East Central — including the 2020 season, which was a free year of eligibility for all junior college prospects due to the COVID-19 pandemic — Williams is due to graduate this month and join the Vols in January as an early affiliate. He will have three years to play his last two seasons of eligibility.
He’s scored 42 tackles, including one for a loss, along with seven interceptions and 14 assists breaker this season. Four of his objections came in one game.
He finished his prep career with 13 interceptions during his three seasons at East Central, and has also returned to kick-offs and kicks this season. He gambled 81 yards back for the touchdown in October, and he’s also had four save saves this season.
Williams is one of three highly anticipated defensive linemen in the 2022 recruiting class for Tennessee, along with a cornerback. Christian Harrison From Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia, safety Jordan Thomas From Montgomery Catholic Prep. The volumes currently contain 18 commitments, four of which have been added to the Tennessee chapter since November 22.
Vols 2022 Class – First fully assembled by Year 1 Coach Josh HubbleStaff – Now ranked seventh in the SEC in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings, ahead of conference competitors South Carolina, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Florida. Alabama currently has the number one spot nationwide, with Georgia in second and Texas A&M in third. The volumes are also currently behind Missouri (No. 11) and Kentucky (No. 15) as well as Arkansas.