Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley picked up his second commitment after being on the job just eight days.
"I really like Coach Dooley a lot," Loften said Saturday afternoon. "I like his attitude and his confidence about turning the program around."
Loften took his official visit to Rocky Top last weekend and fell in love with the school and the campus.
"It was great," Loften said. "I loved how the fans are, it's crazy there. I got a chance to spend some time with the players and get to know everyone better. It feels like home."
According to Loften, Coach Dooley was equally excited to learn the news.
"When I told him I was committing he told me that he was equally committed to me and committed to winning a national championship at Tennessee."
Loften is a 6-foot, 200-pound athlete, who runs a 4.4 40.
The fact that Tennessee was losing two defensive backs to the NFL draft was another deciding factor for the Texas athlete.
"I know I can come in and play early," Loften said. "I know how great Eric Berry did there and I want to have the same type of success."