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Tennessee makes the top five for in-state offensive guard

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Three of Tennessee’s 18 commits for 2019 are offensive linemen, but don’t think that means the Vols are done adding pieces up front. They’ve emerged in the lead pack for another big offensive lineman, this time coming from within the borders of Tennessee.

Melvin McBride announced his top five yesterday, including the Vols along with Memphis, Indiana, Arkansas and Louisville. McBride noted that this was not his final five and his recruitment is still open. But for now, these are his leaders.

The 6-4, 315 pound guard prospect is rated as a three-star by 247 Sports. He is the 32nd ranked guard in the 2019 class, checking in at 750th overall.

McBride is yet another example of a player who showed up to camp with Tennessee and earned an offer from the Vols. He camped with the Vols on June 14th and performed well enough to earn his offer on the spot. Both Indiana and Arkansas also offered McBride in the month of June.

Louisville and Arkansas lead the crystal ball projections for now, receiving three and two votes respectively.

Here’s a look at McBride’s highlight film, which are filled with drive blocks and pancakes.