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Three-star offensive tackle, Vysen Lang, discusses his commitment to Tennessee ahead of Orange Bowl

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This year in college football, the Tennessee Volunteers had one of the most dominant offenses in the country. Three-star offensive tackle, Vysen Lang, saw an opportunity to be a part of an offense like that, and took it.

Lang is a 6-foot-5, 335-pound offensive tackle from Pike Road High School in Pike Road, Alabama. According to 247sports, Lang is ranked as the No. 65 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 31 recruit in Alabama, and the No. 789 overall recruit in the country. On Monday night, Lang joined me on Instagram Live for an interview to discuss his decision to commit to Tennessee and more.

Vysen Lang Interview

Lang’s bond with Head Coach Josh Heupel drew him to commit to the Volunteers. Not only did he seem like a good fit for Lang as a coach, but he was a good person for him to play for.

“His offense, and his scheme, it really fits my play-style,” Lang said. “I feel like it would be a good, quick adjustment.”

But Coach Heupel was certainly not the only reason Lang committed to Tennessee. The fan base stood out to him while he was on campus, in that they immediately made him feel like he was a part of the school and part of the family, before he was even committed.

“When I went there on my official visit, I’m walking through the streets going to the stadium like a regular person in my eyes,” Lang said. “And then a bunch of people were like ‘there’s Vysen Lang,’ and ‘Vysen, Welcome to Rocky Top,’ and everything like that, and they were all welcoming, I was like ‘dang, I’ve never felt this before.’ So I just felt part of the family there.”

Tennessee currently holds the No. 10 ranked recruiting class in the country, according to 247sports. Lang and the Volunteers’ 2023 class are a very tight-knit group, and they talk on a daily basis.

“I’m cool with all of them,” Lang said. “We all have a group chat on Snapchat and messages, and we text there like every day.”

However, Lang wasn’t always sure he would end up at Tennessee, as he was also heavily interested in Arkansas, Texas and Georgia. But Arkansas was a school Lang, at one point, saw his future at.

“I was actually committed to Arkansas before all this, but I never announced it,” Lang said. “But I’m glad at the end of the day that I’m in Knoxville.”

Lang committed to Tennessee on November 8, and hasn’t looked back since. He arrives on campus at the University of Tennessee for the team’s practices leading up for the Capital One Orange Bowl, in which they will face off with Clemson on December 30 at 8 p.m. E.T.

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