Video: Tennessee lands elite local commit from offensive lineman Oliver Lane

Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer for their team during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee’s 2018 recruiting class just added another in-state prospect, this time it was Corryton, Tenn., offensive lineman Oliver Lane pledging to join the Rocky Top class.

Lane committed to the Vols in this video with the help of his Gibbs High School teammates.

“These are the guys that I played football with since I was little,” Lane says in the video. “Where do you guys think I should go to school at?”

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Lane rates as the No. 15 overall prospect from Tennessee and the No. 29 offensive guard in the nation, according to 247Sports. After picking up a scholarship offer from the Vols in February, Lane’s recruitment really began to pick up. While already having offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech, SEC East rivals Georgia and South Carolina both also extended offers to Lane in recent months.

Lane becomes the third member of Tennessee’s 2018 recruiting class, joining five-star offensive lineman Cade Mays and four-star athlete Alontae Taylor. All three recruits are from the Volunteer State.

Check out Lane’s junior season highlight reel to get an idea of how he fits into the scheme on Rocky Top:

Immediately after making his declaration to the Vols, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones expressed his excitement with this tweet:

https://twitter.com/UTCoachJones/status/852140632265117697


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