The Tennessee Vols received a huge commitment on Monday from four-star cornerback Jordan Matthews.

Not only does Matthews fill a major position of need for the Vols, but he’s also a Baton Rouge native. Tennessee going into Baton Rouge and landing a four-star recruit is a huge accomplishment for Josh Heupel and his staff.

After his commitment, Matthews explained his reasoning for committing to the Vols. And it had a lot to do with the environment in Knoxville.

Matthews, who is rated as the No. 9 player in the state of Louisiana, is an LSU legacy (his dad played for the Tigers). But that doesn’t mean Matthews is blinded by LSU.

In fact, he made it a point on Monday to point out that there’s something different about Neyland Stadium.

“Rocky Top, man who doesn’t want to play at Rocky Top,” said Matthews. “My dad played for LSU, Tiger Stadium, yeah it’s cool, but Rocky Top, I just feel it’s a different environment. And I feel like I can play in that environment and thrive there and play for a long time coming.”

I know there are arguments nearly every day about what which program has the best stadium in the SEC. But I feel like a Baton Rouge native/LSU legacy saying that there’s something special about Neyland Stadium compared to Tiger Stadium puts an end to the debate — Neyland is tops in the SEC.

If you don’t believe me, just ask the kid from Baton Rouge who just committed to the Vols.

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