July 24, 2009
Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin announced Friday that junior college All-America quarterback Nick Lamaison from Mt. San Antonio [Calif.] College has signed to play football for the Volunteers this season. The Walnut, Calif., native is expected to enroll at UT for the Fall semester and will take part in UT's preseason drills.
The 6-1, 210-pound signal caller passed for 3,479 yards and 36 touchdowns while boasting a 166.5 efficiency rating as a freshman for the Mounties last season. With Lamaison under center, Mt. SAC finished the 2008 campaign with a 12-2 record, won the Central Conference championship, reached the state title game and was ranked second in the state of California and No. 3 nationally.
In addition to his JC Athletic Bureau First-Team All-America laurels, Lamaison also was named to the California Community College Region 3 Offensive First Team and was selected as the Region 3 Offensive Player of the Year.
Lamaison is a graduate of South Hills High School in Covina, Calif.