Nation’s No. 1 JUCO prospect commits to Tennessee

The Vols continue to load up on the defensive line.
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If you think Tennessee is hot on the field — winners of its last five games to close out the regular season — just wait until the coaching staff is finished recruiting off the field, leading up to signing day. 

The latest brick to join the Vols’ 2016 recruiting class is defensive end Jonathan Kongbo, rated by 247Sports as the top junior-college prospect in the nation. Kongbo is listed as redshirt freshman and will have three years to play in college once he arrives on campus. 

“It felt right,” Kongbo told 247Sports after making his declaration to Tennessee public.

“After really talking to Coach Jones and the other coaches, I was really sold on the vision they have for this place.”

Head coach Butch Jones took the opportunity to celebrate with his latest commit in the most fashionable way possible at the moment: 

Kongbo expands Tennessee’s 2016 class to 18 players and becomes the fourth junior college player to commit to the class. 

Check out Kongbo’s highlight reel, in which his speed off the edge really shines against overmatched opponents:

(h/t 247Sports)

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