The Vols’ 2018 class is, for all intents and purposes, wrapped up. Now it’s time for Pruitt and his staff to focus on the 2019 class in recruiting. And they got off to a great start the day after the 2018 National Signing Day.
Jackson Lampley, a four-star offensive lineman out of Nashville, tweeted out his commitment to the Vols on Thursday morning, the day after the Vols put a bow on their 2018 signing class.
— Jackson Lampley (@JMLampley75) February 8, 2018
Lampley is rated as a four-star offensive guard out of Montgomery Bell Academy and is rated as the No. 296 overall player and No. 16 player in the state of Tennessee according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He holds offers from Auburn, Penn State, Florida, LSU, and others.
Lampley’s father, Brad Lampley, played for the Vols as an offensive lineman and was part of Phillip Fulmer’s first recruiting class as Tennessee’s head coach. Tennessee’s previous coaching staff extended an offer to Lampley, but he waited to commit till the Vols’ new staff took over. His former high school teammate, Ty Chandler, is also on Tennessee’s roster.
At 6-foot-4, 299 pounds, Lampley already has the size to compete at guard in the SEC. His film shows off his toughness and tenacity, and he’s an effective run blocker. He’s able to get to the second level and block on linebackers as well as mauling defensive linemen to the ground.
Lampley joins four-star athlete Te’Cory Couch as Tennessee’s only commits in their 2019 class right now.