Vols Land Four-Star In-State Defensive Lineman

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    via Lawless on Twitter

    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.

    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:

    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.