A couple of Tennessee commitments have made sure not to miss a Volunteer football game this year.
"My parents will be coming to all the games next year, so they are just getting a head start," Downs told InsideTennessee.com. "They love coming to the games as much as I do. They have been a lot of fun, the team plays with a lot of heart."
Downs, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end, has eight catches on the year, including two touchdowns for his undefeated Tennessee High School team.
"We had a big game last week," Down said. "We defeated No. 7 Science Hill, it was a big win for us, and we are having a great year so far."
It had been a while since Downs had made it down to Knoxville for a big time football game; the Oregon contest took care of that.
"It was a lot louder than I expected it to be," Downs said. "It was an incredible atmosphere. I can't wait to be out there on the field."
Something else that impressed Downs was the fact that Vol Nation returned to the stadium after the rain delay.
"I think it was louder after the team comes back after the delay," Downs said. "The fans were very loyal."
Downs has also been impressed with the way the Vols have played so far this season.
"They have really played hard every game," Downs said. "I have been impressed that they were in the game against Oregon and Florida, two really good ball clubs."
Downs is very excited about his commitment to Tennessee.
"I feel really good about it," Downs said. "Tennessee is definitely the school for me."
Now Downs will have to decide whether he will enroll early in January.
"We haven't decided on that yet," Downs said. "I'm eligible to. I have all my classes and enough credits. I will sit down and visit with the coaches and my parents and make a decision a little later."