"Things started heating up with Ole Miss early in my recruitment," Lampley said. "They were my second scholarship offer. They offered a day after Tennessee did on October 13th."
Who else has offered?
"I have Tennessee, Ole Miss, Duke, Louisville, Auburn, Purdue, LSU and Memphis."
Are any of these schools standing out right now?
""Obviously the SEC schools are standing out for me right now. Also Louisville is standing out and Duke as well."
This was the 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman's second visit to Ole Miss this year.
"I went to the Ole Miss/Auburn game this season. I really liked going there and seeing the traditions that Ole Miss has, like the Grove was a great experience. Also, really talking to coaches (Matt) Luke and (Maurice) Harris, I like them a lot. It was a great experience. Coach Luke is one of the best offensive line coaches in the country. I've always admired his coaching style. My second trip over there was earlier this month. I went there to just build a better relationship with those guys and getting to see what all Ole Miss has to offer"
How did the visit go?
"I'm just really impressed with the Ole Miss staff. They brought in a lot of new coaches on defense so it was nice to get to know those guys. They pretty much kept the same offensive staff so it was nice to just be around those guys for the day. They have a really unified team down there. Everybody is just so close on their team. The coaches love their players and the players love their coaches. That's huge."
It marks 24 seasons since his father, former Vol offensive lineman Brad Lampley, played in the SEC. There are family ties to the Vols but he's trying his best to separate that from his recruitment.
"Obviously I know a lot about Tennessee since my dad played there. I have ties to Tennessee but in my recruiting process I'm keeping my options open. I'm open right now. Again, I've been a fan of Tennessee but that doesn't effect my recruitment process whatsoever. This is a business decision, and I just want to find the best fit."
Where else does the All-State selection plan to visit this spring?
"So far I've only been to Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn and Louisville. Later this spring I plan on going to Purdue and also Memphis."
What stood out about Auburn during the trip?
"I really like coach Hand at Auburn. He's a really great coach, and I really like his coaching style."
"I really like coach Summers there. Also, I really like coach Petrino and everybody up there."
A timeframe for a decision has already been put in place for the rising junior.
"I'll make a decision the summer before my senior season so I can really concentrate on my team. I'm going to take it slow until next summer and get in as many visits as I can to find the right fit."
Yancy Porter is the Ole Miss recruiting analyst for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.