Mt. SAC signal-caller signs with Tennessee

Tennessee has been looking for a quarterback to throw into the mix and while they might have missed out on some of the top high school talent at the position, they did manage to pull in an All-American JUCO signal-caller. Mt. San Antonio QB Nick Lamaison (6-1, 200) has already signed with the Volunteers and is on campus working out with the team, but things weren't official until Friday...

Lamaison told on Sunday he was heading to Knoxville this week to sign with Tennessee, but he wanted to keep things under wraps until all the "i's were dotted and the t's were crossed."

"I'm so excited for this opportunity," Lamaison told "It's amazing getting to play in the SEC, against the top talent in the country every day and every week and I'm just soaking it all in."

Lamaison greyshirted his first season at Mt. San Antonio and last year he managed to throw for over 3,500 yards, 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading the Mounties to an 11-2 record and the California State Championship Game where they lost to Butte.

"A lot of schools didn't know I was ready to go," Lamaison said. "JC players usually have to go two full years, but I've worked hard and I was ready to go.

"The coaches at Mt. SAC and the program are great, but I wanted to move on and play D-1. Utah State was looking at me, but they signed someone else and then Tennessee started recruiting me when they missed out on some guys and it just came to a head this week."

Because he greyshirted his first season, Lamaison enters with four years to play three now that he's on campus.

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