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Tennessee makes top five for four-star offensive lineman

The Vols are trying to use those IMG ties.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee has landed in another top five, making the cut for offensive lineman Chris Akporoghene. The 6-4, 290 pound tackle prospect will play at the IMG Academy this year. According to Rivals, Akporoghene is a four-star prospect and the 34th ranked tackle in the country.

Akporoghene told that he is planning on committing before heading back to school on July 24th. Oregon, Texas, Nebraska and Duke joined the Vols in his top five.

Going over there so many times and not getting offered before was disappointing but when the new staff came in, Coach Weinke, who used to be at IMG, said he heard a lot about my work ethic and how I have improved as a player and came to see me for himself. (Via

Akporoghene is from Seymour, Tennessee, but moved to Florida to enroll in the IMG Academy. He says Tennessee being the hometown school would be a big factor in his decision.

That would be a huge factor because my family here is all Tennessee fans. They love that program so much and they’ve always told me not to give up on getting an offer from them. (Via

The Vols currently have two commitments on the offensive line in their 2019 class so far — five-star tackle Wanya Morris and four-star guard Jackson Lampley. Akporoghene might just end up being the third.