After growing up in Gibbs in Knox County and only wanting to go to one place for college, Ollie Lane made things official on the first day of the early signing period. Lane cemented his commitment, which he announced back in April, giving the Vols more ever-important offensive line depth.
Lane is a 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman that’s ranked as a 3-star prospect and No. 33 offensive guard (the No. 851 overall player) in the country. The three-year starter has raised eyebrows and anchored a Gibbs offense that wants nothing more than to pummel defensive lines and run the ball.
His experience makes him a likely candidate at guard, where he’ll have the ability to pull on some run plays and be more mobile in the Tennessee offense. Lane also says he is a four-year letterman with a 4.0-plus GPA, which would bring a boost to the Vols’ APR and team academic makeup.
If there’s one thing Ollie Lane doesn’t do above all else, it’s quit on a play. Even though he can blow up smaller opponents on the defensive line, he’s always looking for a second block or making sure his combo is working for the team. Lane has a strong frame and holds firm at the point of contact, and works his feet really well, especially when having to travel long distances to block in a multiple-look offense.
Oh, and make sure you go to 1:15 and watch him chase down a defensive back after an interception.