Justin King commits to Tennessee

Updated: July 18, 2011, 1:58 PM ET
By Dave Hooker
Justin King may be a prospect from Georgia, but he sounds like a native Tennessean.

Several family ties led the linebacker from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School to commit to play football for Tennessee during its camp on Monday. King's brother, Jerry King Jr., plays linebacker at nearby Tennessee Tech and has several family members in the state.

"Just the resources," the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder said when asked why he picked the Vols. "Everything from academics to athletics. I felt like it was great on both sides. That's something I need in college."