3-Star OG Oliver Lane Commits To Tennessee Volunteers

    Three-star offensive guard Oliver Lane committed to Tennessee on Wednesday morning, giving the Volunteers three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class.

    April 12, 2017

    Three-star offensive guard Oliver Lane committed to Tennessee on Wednesday morning, giving the Volunteers three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class. 


    The 2018 recruiting cycle hasn’t been too kind to Butch Jones’ Volunteers early on, but maybe the winds are starting to blow in their favor.

    On Wednesday morning, 3-star prospect Oliver Lane committed to Tennessee, as the Vols now have three total commits in the cycle. Tennessee moved up and is now tied with Alabama at No. 26 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings.

    Lane, from Corryton, Tennessee, is ranked as the No. 30 offensive guard in the country and the No. 2 offensive guard in the state.

    He released a video to announce his commitment, and it featured some of his closest friends hanging out in the bleachers before Lane opened up about his decision.

    “First off, I wanna’ thank my family for [their] support, and I want to thank all of the coaches that have recruited me so far. I’m extremely blessed to have the opportunity to play football at the next level. I want to thank coaches from the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC for reaching out to me and giving me the opportunity to extend my [football] career. But when it comes down to it, it’s all about what I believe and what my friends around me thing. These are the guys I played football with since I was little.”

    After Lane asked his friends where they think he should spend his collegiate football career, they broke out into song, belting Rocky Top to unveil his commitment.

    He chose the Vols despite holding additional scholarship offers from Cal, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, among others.

    MORE: Projecting Where 4-Star QB Casey Thompson Will Commit

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