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Greg Emerson, Elite DL Recruit, Suffers Apparently Serious Injury At The Opening

The top defensive lineman appeared to suffer a serious injury.

One of the top defensive lineman recruits in the county suffered what appeared to be a serious injury at Nike's The Opening today.

Greg Emerson, a four-star defensive lineman out of Tennessee, suffered a leg injury at the recruiting showcase.

According to reporters on scene, Emerson's leg appeared to buckle under him.

It looked bad.

Emerson, a 6-foot-3, 296-pound prospect, is ranked the No. 5 defensive tackle and No. 76 overall recruit by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon and Tennessee, among other programs, are seriously in contention.

The Vols are widely believed to be the favorite.