Freshman Jack Jones aims to be 'technician' on Vols' O-line

Tennessee freshman offensive tackle Jack Jones comes off the ball during a drill during the Volunteers' practice on March 28, 2015

KNOXVILLE -- Jack Jones knew what was coming.

Having committed to Tennessee 18 months before enrolling in January, the offensive tackle knew his right of passage as a freshman football player was waiting for him when the Volunteers practiced in full pads for the first time this spring.

He was summoned for what Tennessee head coach Butch Jones calls the "circle of life," a one-on-one showdown between two players who try to push the other out of the circle formed by their teammates.

His first opponent was freshman defensive end Andrew Butcher, who's also his roommate.

"I knew it was coming," Jack Jones said after Saturday's scrimmage. "I knew I was going to get in there. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous.