Every college football team can use a defensive tackle to plug into the middle of the defense. Tennessee landed just that in Fort Scott Community College product Alexis Johnson, the nation's No. 3 JuCo defensive tackle according to 247Sports' composite rankings. News of Johnson's commitment broke on Tuesday evening, and he confirmed on Twitter today, after a slew of retweets and "thank you" messages.
Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 299 pounds, is a four-star player on Rivals and a three-star on Scout. He went into more detail about his decision with 247's Ryan Callahan.
“I’ve been thinking on it for a while, and I just decided to go ahead and do it,” said Johnson, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 32 junior-college prospect and No. 3 juco defensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite for the 2016 class.
“When I went up and visited, I just fell in love with it. All the coaches are great, the fans, the stadium, the facilities — everything.”
Johnson reportedly holds 13 offers, including Arizona, Baylor, Kentucky, Louisville, and N.C. State.