The 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle suits up for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. He gives the Volunteers a stout run defender in the 2016 class to go with Scout four-star prospect and JUCO pledge Alexis Johnson.
Christmas-Giles selected the Big Orange over offers from the likes of Colorado State, Kansas, Southern Miss, Tulane and others. He gives Tennessee its 16th commitment this cycle.
The bayou standout provides the Vols a major piece as they graduate Trevarris Saulsberry and Owen Williams at season's end at D-tackle. Leading the recruitment of Christmas-Giles are Tennessee assistants Robert Gillespie and Steve Stripling.
At The Opening New Orleans, Christmas-Giles ran the 40-yard dash in 5.44 seconds with a shuttle time of 5.01 seconds. He also had the event's seventh longest power ball toss at 39 1/2 inches.
The St. Augustine Purple Knights get their 2015 season underway by taking on Ehret in Marrero on Saturday afternoon.