Vols Get Commitment from Rising In-State Offensive Lineman

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    Photo Credit: @gibbseagle78 on Twitter

    The Vols hadn’t picked up a commitment from a prospect in the 2018 recruiting class since four-star athlete Alontae Taylor committed to the Vols back in June of 2016. But Tennessee finally got another commitment on Wednesday morning, and it came from one of the hotter names inside their own state.

    Ollie Lane, a three-star offensive lineman according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, pledged his commitment to the Vols on Wednesday morning via Twitter. Although just a three-star, Lane has risen up the recruiting rankings, and interest in him has steadily grown.

    Lane has picked up scholarship offers from South Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi State, California, and Georgia all since the beginning of March. Add that to offers from Wisconsin, Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Dartmouth among others, and Lane can boast an impressive offer sheet.

    Lane plays football not even a half hour away from Tennessee’s campus in Gibbs. According to 247Sports, the 6-foot-5, 285 pound guard is the No. 15 overall player in the state of Tennessee and the No. 526 overall player in the country. Lane gives the Vols just their third overall commitment in the 2018 class, but he’s the second offensive lineman commitment in the class. Lane joins fellow in-state lineman Cade Mays in the class.

    As it stands right now, all of the Vols’ commitments in the 2018 class are within Tennessee’s borders.

    Take a look at Lane’s highlight film from his junior year at Gibbs High School:

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.