"I'm going to pull the trigger tonight. I talked to my parents about it and I told Tennessee I would let them know this evening. Right now I'm just sky high. I'm so happy," Daniel Lincoln said.
Why did Daniel choose the Vols?
"They fit the 3 things I want. I can get a quality degree in business or law. I can compete at the highest level for a title and thirdly just living there and liking it. I think it's a great environment. It's a premier program."
Daniel was recruited by Phil Fulmer and Jimmy Ray Stephens.
"Coach Fulmer and Coach Stephens recruited me. They're down to earth guys and straight shooters. That's just what they are. They tell you how it is.
Why did he decide to go ahead and pull the trigger now?
"The opportunity is there and you don't know if it will be there tomorrow. I've been to LSU twice and I loved it but they didn't offer. I have the opportunity here tonight to commit to Tennessee but I'm going to call Coach Miles tonight and let him know about my decision to play for UT."
The Vols have had a great run of kickers since Phil Fulmer has been in Knoxville and Daniel is looking to carry on the tradition.
"I mean how much better can you get? Tennessee has had some great guys come out of there and amazing kickers. I'm looking forward to getting up there and being the next one."
What are Tennessee fans getting in Daniel Lincoln?
"I never get outworked by anybody and no one sets higher goals than I do. I'm all about business. I'm not there to just wear a jersey, I'm there to win football games. I'll go down and hit somebody and make a tackle. I do the little things. That's what gotten me this far."
Lincoln plans to visit Knoxville here in the next couple of weeks.
"I will take my official visit on November the 11th or the 19th. I'm leaning to the 11th but I'm going to talk to the coaches about it tonight."
Lincoln is the Vols 6th verbal commitment in the class of 2006.
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