Tennessee just landed a major legacy recruit.
Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy four-star offensive lineman Jackson Lampley was pretty much born to be a Tennessee Volunteer.
Lampley's father Brad was an offensive lineman for the Vols during the program's heyday in the 1990s. His mother also attended UT.
While Lampley had nearly 20 offers to choose from, he made an early commitment to Tennessee this morning. He's the second commitment for the Vols in the 2019 cycle, joining four-star athlete Te'Cory Couch.
"Growing up in the South, college football has always been a huge part of my life," Lampley said in a video announcement on Twitter. "I've always dreamed of being able to have the opportunity to play on Saturdays. Now, my dream has become a reality.
"The University of Tennessee has been my home for as long as I can remember. My dad played there as part of Coach Fulmer's first recruiting class. Heck, my parents even met as students there. I've also grown up around Vol legends such as Chad Clifton, Trey Teague, Bill Duff, Coach Phil Fulmer and Peyton Manning. I've been going to games at Neyland ever since I was less than a year old, and I still get chills every time I walk in the stadium."
You can read Lampley's entire announcement statement and see the video below.
Vol fans, trust me. You're going to want to watch and read all of it.
Lampley is the No. 11 offensive guard in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
He is also the first 2019 recruit landed by new UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt, as Couch committed to the program in June 2017.