CUTigers has learned the 2011 recruiting class will not include running back Marlin Lane…
It wasn't a matter if Marlin Lane was going to be a Tennessee Volunteer, the question was when.
Marlin Lane did a live interview with WNOX's the Drive with Dave Hooker, Terry Fair and James Bryant of InsideTennessee.com.
"I called and committed to Coach Dooley on Saturday," Lane told the trio. "I wanted to wait and make an announcement later this week, but that didn't happen."
According to Lane his cell phone began to blow up around 1:45 p.m.
"Everyone kept calling me and texting me," Lane said. "I didn't realize it got out that I had committed. I denied it at first but then realized there was no way I was going to hide it at this point."
One thing that impressed the standout running back from Florida was the fact that he got to see snow in Knoxville.
"I know this is kind of funny, but I had never seen snow before," Lane said. "I thought it was really neat."
Lane was also impressed with Derek Dooley and his coaching staff.
"They have been recruiting me hard for a long time now," Lane said. "I think with my talent and the way I run the ball I will work my way up the depth chart. Coach Dooley is a great guy, a man of high character. I'm excited about being a Vol for Life."
Lane, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound athlete, is a four star running back by Scout.com and is currently rated the No. 23 running back in the nation.