Will Heflin calls his breaking news that took place Thursday night a "dream come true."
The coaching staff at Tennessee is sure to be rather pleased as well as the left-handed pitcher from Morristown West (Tenn.) High School publicly declared his intentions to suit up for the Orange & White.
“I don’t even have to go out and buy Tennessee stuff because I already have some,” Heflin told InsideTennessee.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder chose the Big Orange over scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Austin Peay, Georgia Tech, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech and South Carolina.
Heflin is already familiar with Tennessee 2016 class commitments and Farragut High shortstop Duncan Pence and Sevier County right-handed pitcher Zach Linginfelter.
Others pledged to Tennessee in that 2016 class include infielder Brandon Chinea, righty Connor Darling, shortstop Cal Gobbell, righty Carson Pack and righty Garrett Stallings.
While he says he hopes "there's more in the tank with velocity," Heflin's fastball works in the 83-86 range, but he has touched 87-88.
The newest commit says he will be attending the Missouri-Tennessee football game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday night.
Listen to more from Heflin in his first-ever interview as he discusses with InsideTennessee.com his thoughts on learning more about pitching from coach Dave Serrano, what it means to represent his home state and more:
Heflin discusses Vols pledge