Five-star quarterback Iamaleava commits to Vols over Alabama, Georgia, Miami and Oregon

Photo courtesy of / Five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava of Long Beach, California, committed Monday to Tennessee's 2023 signing class.

Tennessee had a five-star football day on the eve of spring practice starting.

Quarterback Nico Iamaleava of Long Beach, California, the nation's No. 7 overall prospect in the 2023 signing cycle according to the composite rankings, committed Monday to the Volunteers, giving Josh Heupel by far his biggest commitment during his nearly 14 months in Knoxville. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Iamaleava picked the Vols over scholarship offers from Alabama, Georgia, Miami and Oregon.

Iamaleava posted, "Vol Nation, I'm here," on Twitter, and he released an Instagram video in which he said, "I will be committing to the University of Tennessee. Go Vol Nation."

Heupel responded to Iamaleava's announcement by posting the "GBO" hashtag on Twitter.

Iamaleava (pronounced EE-ah-mah-LEE-ah-vah) visited Knoxville last November for Tennessee's 45-21 defeat of Vanderbilt, and he returned earlier this month and attended the 78-74 basketball victory over Arkansas.