I basically had to talk to the whole defensive coaching staff, and then I talked to the head coach. They told me that I had an offer, said Lambert, whos ranked the nations No. 5 junior-college prospect in the 2014 class by 247Sports.
Coach Martinez, he was like, the whole defensive coaching staff had looked at my film highlights. They really liked it, and theyre going to need D-linemen, so theyre really looking for me to play for them.
I mean, Georgia, theyve always been on me, said Lambert, who took an official visit to Georgia late in the 2012 recruiting cycle before enrolling at Georgia Military last summer. But I really dont have a favorite school right now.
He said he never took a visit to Tennessee during high school, but he has at least one connection to the Vols.
Former Tennessee offensive lineman Mercedes Hamilton, who was a captain on the Vols 1998 national championship team, was one of Lamberts coaches at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Ga.
I know they have a pretty good defense, Lambert said of the Vols. And when I was in high school, (Hamilton) kept telling me, Hey, if you keep working, Tennessee, theyre going to go ahead and pull the trigger if you just keep working. (Friday) they pulled the trigger on me.
"He passed the phone around the room and I talked to all the coaches and they were telling me they were watching my film right then and right there and they really liked the way I played and they want me to be a Volunteer," Lambert said. "It feels real good knowing that all the coaches like the way I play."
"I know just a little bit about Tennessee. It seems like a nice place to be at. I've never visited their campus yet, but I hope to this summer," Lambert offered.
"Losing that many lineman really shows they need help and for them to come to me and wanting me to come and play that means a lot to me because that shows me how much they need a responsible player and a player that's going to be a captain to a team and that's what I bring to the table," Lambert said.
"The education is the thing I'm looking forward to the most and like I told the coaches I'm looking to come in and play, not come in and be redshirted or anything," Lambert said.