CB commit gets initial scores, helps Vols climb the rankings – .

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CB commit gets initial scores, helps Vols climb the rankings – .


Tennessee’s newest class entry 2022, cornerback Desmond Williams of East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, received its initial grades from 247Sports and the industry-generated 247Sports Composite on Wednesday. He received a numerical score of 88 from 247Sports, where he is ranked No.8 in the overall junior and cornerback juco No.4 in the 2022 class.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Williams, who announced his commitment to the Flights Monday night following his official visit to Knoxville last weekend, is also ranked fifth prospect juco and first cornerback juco in the 247Sports Composite for the 2022 class. It chose Tennessee over the state of Mississippi, along with scholarship offers from 10 other schools.

The addition of Williams’ rating helped Flights move up to 18th nationally in the 247Sports Composite team rankings for the 2022 class. They edged out Virginia Tech, which is now No. 19, and South Carolina at No. 20.

With a team score of 209.58, Tennessee is just 0.22 points behind Michigan State, No.17. Tennessee is behind Arkansas, which is ranked No.16 in the United States. national level, by 5.22 points.

Williams, who performed at Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Ga., Received a scholarship offer from Tennessee on November 3 and added an offer from the state of Mississippi on November 21. He also holds offers from West Virginia, Houston, Liberty, Memphis. , South Alabama and Southern Miss, among others.

After spending the last three seasons at East Central – including the 2020 season, which was a free year of eligibility for all college applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Williams is expected to graduate this month and join Flights in January as an early registrant. He will have three years to play his last two seasons of eligibility.

He’s recorded 42 tackles, including one for a loss, as well as seven interceptions and 14 missed assists this season. Four of his interceptions came in one game.

He ended his college career with 13 interceptions over his three seasons at East Central, and he’s also returned kickoffs and punts this season. He returned an 81-yard punt for a touchdown in October, and he’s also blocked four kicks this season.

Williams is one of three defensive backs screened in Tennessee’s 2022 recruiting class, along with the cornerback Christian Harrison of Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., and Security Jourdan Thomas from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (Alabama). Flights currently have 18 engagements, four of which have been added to the Tennessee class since November 22.

The 2022 class of Flights – their first assembled entirely by the first year trainer Josh HeupelThe staff of, is now ranked No. 7 in the SEC in the 247Sports Composite team rankings, ahead of conference rivals South Carolina, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Florida. Alabama currently has the nation’s No.1 class, with Georgia at No.2 and Texas A&M at No.3. The Vols are also currently behind Missouri (# 11) and Kentucky (# 15) in addition to Arkansas.

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