Tennessee received a commitment from defensive end Greg Emerson in July. He has not looked back since and has been one of the most loyal Vols commits to this point. He is considered one of the best prospects in the Class of 2018 from the Volunteer State.
- The Jackson, Tenn., native gave his commitment to the Vols on the July 3. He didn’t originally plan to announce his commitment, but an injury changed his timeline. While participating in The Opening camp at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., Emerson sustained a dislocated left ankle. He decided the next day to go public with his commitment.
- The ankle injury cost Emerson his senior season. Emerson came out of the walking boot in November and is moving around fine now. He will early enroll at Tennessee and should be ready for spring practice.
- Emerson remained strong in his commitment to Tennessee throughout the rough 2017 season. The coaching change didn’t shake his faith with the Vols, either. For Emerson, it almost didn’t matter who will be walking the sideline for the Vols next season.
- At 6-foot-3, 280 pounds, Emerson couples great size and strength with ability. It might take some time to knock the rust off after not playing his senior season. He could make an immediate impact for the Vols next season.