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Tennessee makes the cut for four-star athlete

Can Tennessee pull this prospect from up north?

Jaren Mangham SBNation Recruiting

Tennessee has continued their national recruiting efforts, offering and making the cut for four-star athlete Jaren Mangham out of Detroit, Michigan. The running back and outside linebacker prospect narrowed his choices to nine finalists today, saying that his commitment is coming up next.

Mangham was one of the very first offers that Jeremy Pruitt sent out after accepting the Tennessee job back in early December. His finalists include Tennessee, Michigan State, Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Kansas, Oregon, TCU and Colorado.

The 6-1, 214 pound prospect is the 345th overall player in the 2019 class and the 9th ranked player out of the state of Michigan. His big frame fits what Tennessee has been looking for at the running back position.

His highlight film shows a back who can use that power to finish and drive through tacklers.

Michigan State remains the favorite to land Mangham, but Oregon has made up some ground according to the latest crystal ball projections. The Vols will have to make a late push here to get towards the top of Mangham’s list.