Vols 2019 class signee 10 – DL Elijah Simmons

Elijah Simmons

DL Elijah Simmons / Credit: UT Athletics

DT Nashville, TN (Pearl-Cohn) 6’2, 344
Committed: 7/16/18
Stars: 3 by 247Sports / 3 by ESPN / 3 by Rivals

Josh Ward’s Analysis: Simmons offers plenty of size for the interior of Tennessee’s defensive line. As he works himself into the right kind of shape. Tennessee believes Simmons can provide quality depth for a defensive line that desperately needs it.

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Need to Know:
2018 Region 5-3A Defensive MVP
2017 All-Region 5-3A defensive team selection.
Won state titles in the shot put (49-10.5) and discus (146-8) at TSSAA Small Class Track & Field Championships as a junior.

ESPN:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 55 OG
State Rank: No. 29 in TN

247 Sports:
Natl Rank: No. 997
Position Rank: No. 65 DT
State Rank: No. 33 in TN

Rivals:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 38 DT
State Rank: No. 21 in TN

High School
Starred at Pearl-Cohn High School in Nashville, Tenn.
Recorded 141 total tackles during his high school career, including 13 TFLs.
Helped lead the Firebirds to a 9-3 record and a berth in the Class 3A state semifinals in 2018.
Helped Pearl-Cohn win a Regional Championship all four years he was in high school.
Intercepted one pass during his senior season and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

-UT Athletics

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