The Vols added yet another in-state prospect to their 2018 recruiting class, this time from a big, four-star defensive tackle from Nashville.
Brant Lawless, the No. 5 player in the state of Tennessee according to 247Sports, committed to the Vols on Monday night. He announced his commitment via Twitter.
Im excited to say GO VOLS🍊I’m officially committed!! pic.twitter.com/rCJAbLrvLm
— brant lawless (@brant_lawless) May 1, 2017
Lawless is a four-star defensive tackle who plays for Nashville Christian School. He holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, and Louisville among others. Lawless joins five-star Cade Mays, four-star Alontae Taylor, and three-stars Ollie Lane and Shatar McClay as in-state commitments for the Vols in the 2018 recruiting class.
As a junior, Lawless made 38 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and recovered three fumbles, returning one for a touchdown. Lawless has 32 tackles for loss in his three years of high school. The 6-foot-3, 285 pound defensive tackle also played on offense, scoring a rushing touchdown and catching six passes for 93 yards and a score as well.
Lawless is the first defensive lineman to commit to the Vols in the 2018 recruiting class, and he’s the fifth in-state player to pledge his commitment to Tennessee.
Here’s a look at Lawless’ junior year highlights from Nashville Christian School: