"They really enjoyed it. My uncle is a big UT fan, and he was really excited to see it," added Zaccheus Mason. "I had been over there a couple of times before, but he had not."
What did "Z" want to find out about Tennessee before he came on the trip?
Were there any questions outside of the players?
"I just wanted to see the whole situation with the coaches and what they were looking for. Me and the other prospects sat down and talked about what we are looking for, and they told us about their defensive and offensive schemes and what they are looking for. They told me how I would used in their offense. It really answered a lot of the questions I had before this weekend."
How would the Nashville resident be used in the Vols' offense?
"They are looking for a TE that can spread a defense. They want to get me in their offense as soon as possible."
What stood out the most about Tennessee during the trip?
"I really felt like the coaches were excited, and the players believed in what the coaches are trying to do. Everyone is really excited about the upcoming season."
What did the Tennessee head coach say to Mason during their one on one meeting before he went back home?
"I did not get to have my one on one meeting because I had to be back early Sunday for work. "
The 6' 5", 250 pound tight end received a phone call as soon as he left the Tennessee campus.
"Coach Austin (from Ole Miss) got in contact with me and my mother. He wanted to make sure that I did not commit or anything like that while I was on my visit. I told him that I was not committing before I visited both schools, and then we started talking about the plans for me while I am over there this weekend."
Zaccheus has never visited the Oxford campus. What will he focus on while on the trip?
"I just want to see how together the coaching staff and players are. I pretty much already know the answer, but I want to see with my own eyes to make sure. I just want to be around a bunch of coaches and players who are like a big family and are excited to play some football. That's it."
Is there any one thing Tennessee or Ole Miss holds over the other?
"I guess you could say the only thing that sticks out in my mind is that I have not seen what Coach Kiffin can do at Tennessee, and I watched closely what Coach Nutt did at Ole Miss this year. There is that unknown variable with Tennessee. I am sure they are a very knowledgeable staff. He came from the NFL, and I am sure he is going to do a good job at UT, but Coach Nutt just has that year of proving it. That is it. Other than that, they are both very similar to me."