Tennessee football recruiting picked up another big commitment Wednesday. Three-star 2019 Georgia defensive end Roman Harrison committed to the Volunteers.
Jeremy Pruitt continues Tennessee football’s pipeline into the state of Georgia for his 2019 recruiting class, and he scored again on the recruiting trail in that area Wednesday. The Vols picked up a commitment from another Georgia player and another defensive lineman.
Weakside defensive end Roman Harrison, who comes from Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge, Ga., announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Vols. Harrison chose Tennessee football over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and a variety of other schools who offered him.
A three-star on Rivals, Harrison comes in at 6’2″ 245 pounds. He doesn’t have any national or state rankings, but he does have talent. Pruitt and Kevin Sherrer know what they’re looking for in a guy like him.
Adding another edge rusher is huge for the Vols, as they continue to focus on their front seven when it comes to recruiting. And it’s also important for Pruitt to find the guys to fit his new 3-4 system. Here is a look at Harrison’s highlight reel.
As you can see, Harrison has shown a unique ability to line up on the inside. He understands leverage and can push through blocks. His horizontal quickness to run down backs is also pretty impressive. This versatility makes him a perfect candidate to be an edge rusher for Tennessee football.
This commitment gives the Vols five defensive linemen so far for 2019, and two of them are defensive ends. Meanwhile, they now have six commitments from the state of Georgia, which is significantly more than any other state.
Tennessee football now has 15 commitments for its 2019 recruiting class, which was ranked No. 18 in the most recent Rivals ranking. However, that was only No. 9 in the SEC, so the Vols still have a lot of work to do.