Nigel Warrior 's trip carried more meaning that his fellow visitors as it was an opportunity to see what Big Orange football may have been like for his father, former Tennessee All-America defensive back and kick returner Dale Carter.
"It was crazy," Warrior told InsideTennessee. "It felt good to be up there."
Warrior said Monday "my dad's name being on everything" was one of the highlights of the Rocky Top tour.
"It just felt like it was my jersey. If I go there, I want Carter and Warrior on it. It'd feel good to have that on my back."
The No. 9-ranked safety in the 2016 signing class said he would wear No. 18 if he signed with the Orange & White.
Warrior placed a call to his dad after the Tennessee trip.
"He was just saying, ‘I know you're going to be a Vol, and I knew you were going to get that number,'" Warrior said.
"I just want to compete early, and it's a family atmosphere up there (at Tennessee," the No. 121 player in the nation said.
Aside from running track for Westlake (Ga.) High School earlier this spring, Warrior has worked on his technique at defensive back and chemistry with prep teammates.
"I've been playing football with my team. We went to a camp and played 7-on-7 there. Other than that, just conditioning and working out."
Warrior says he will be back on Rocky Top with Carter at his side in a "week or two."
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