Tennessee football adds commitment from 2023 Alabama OL Vysen Lang

Pike Road High School’s Vysen Lang is shown in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday August 7, 2022.Lang03
Pike Road High School’s Vysen Lang is shown in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday August 7, 2022.Lang03 /

Josh Heupel and Tennessee football continue doing work in the trenches. Given the way they lost to the Georgia Bulldogs this past weekend, that’s clearly an area where they need to improve and build more depth for the future. They may have done just that with an Alabama prospecty.

Vysen Lang, an offensive lineman out of Pike Road High School in Montgomery County, Ala., became the 22nd commitment to the Vols’ 2023 class. Although he is a three-star on 247Sports and On3 and not yet rated on ESPN, Lang is a four-stat on Rivals.

Standing in the range of 6’4″ and 6’5″ while weighing in the range of 315 to 335 pounds, Lang is listed as an offensive tackle across all services except On3, where he is an interior offensive line. He announced his commitment to Tennessee football Tuesday evening on Twitter.

Regardless of where Lang ends up, the Vols are going to need some immediate depth on the offensive line. Jerome Carvin and Darnell Wright are both seniors on the line at left guard and right tackle. Both could be gone after this year, but Carvin certainly will be since he’s out of eligibility.

Lang is the third offensive lineman committed to the Vols for 2023 along with Ayden Bussell and  Shamurad Umarov. He is slightly the shortest of the three linemen but at the same time brings the most size, which could be a big deal for them going forward.

Versatile offensive linemen like Lang, who can play on the inside or outside can be huge assets in Josh Heupel’s system, and it’s unclear at this time exactly where he will line up once he arrives on campus. Here is a look at his highlight reel.

As you can see, Lang is very agile for a blocker, as he knows how to get down field to continue blocks on running plays. He’s also able to use his size to win battles on the line of scrimmage. In general, he’s much more of a run-blocker.

Next. Vols' stock report after Week 10. dark

Although this season is likely to benefit them more for 2024, Tennessee football still has time to beef up the 2023 class, and Lang is a good pickup en route to doing that. he addresses a need and helps them to build more depth. Oh, and he adds to a pipeline UT wants to establish in Alabama.