Arizona State transfer defensive lineman Omarr Norman-Lott announced his commitment to Tennessee football Monday afternoon.
— Omarr Norman-Lott (@LottOmarr) January 9, 2023
Norman-Lott chose Tennessee over Colorado, LSU and Michigan State and announced his commitment following his weekend official visit to Knoxville. The defensive lineman comes to Knoxville with two years of eligibility remaining and one additional redshirt season available.
The North Highlands, California native played in just seven games while dealing with injuries in 2022. Norman-Lott totaled 14 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass deflections in his sophomore season.
Norman-Lott earned a 59.0 PFF grade for his play in 2022 which would have made him 12th highest rated defensive lineman on Tennessee’s roster, coming in between La’Trell Bumphus and Dominic Bailey.
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The 6-foot-3, 290 pound defensive end had a better statistical season in 2021 when he tallied 30 tackles, two sacks and posted a 59.5 PFF grade.
Norman-Lott is the first defensive lineman Tennessee has added in the transfer portal after the Vols missed out on Texas State transfer Davon Sears Jr. The Vols lose top defensive end Byron Young in addition to La’Trell Bumphus and Roman Harrison creating the need for Norman-Lott.
The Vols do expect to return Tyler Baron, Dominic Bailey and talented freshman defensive linemen Tyre West, James Pearce Jr. and Josh Josephs.
Norman-Lott is the sixth transfer Tennessee has added to its roster ahead of the 2023 season, joining Indiana kicker Charles Campbell, UC Davis tight end McCallen Castles, Texas offensive lineman Andrej Karic, BYU linebacker Keenan Pili and Oregon receiver Dont’e Thornton.