Tennessee made a new 2020 offer this weekend, reaching out to defensive tackle Agelu Nunu out of Lake Butler, Florida. This is Nunu’s second power five offer, as Tennessee joined Arizona.
Blessed To Receive A(n) Offer From The University Of Tennessee pic.twitter.com/lluBK9BZdr— Agelu Nunu™️ (@Militicket) April 21, 2019
The 6-0, 325 pound interior defensive lineman isn’t rated by Rivals or 247 Sports, but he does appear as a three-star prospect for ESPN. UAB, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern, South Alabama and Southern Miss have also each offered Nunu.
While Nunu is flying under the radar on the recruiting scene, he’s made plenty of noise as a state record holder on the bench press. Nunu put up 525 pounds last week in competition. Below is video of him putting up 225 pounds 44 times. For reference, the NFL Combine record is 51 reps.
Really A Different Breed 44 with 225 2020 @TheOpening @overtime @MaxPreps pic.twitter.com/qUPYhaJwKH— Agelu Nunu™️ (@Militicket) March 7, 2019
It will be interesting to see if the Tennessee offer sparks more for Nunu. He visited Florida in March, but has yet to pick up an offer from his hometown Gators. That’s a situation to watch going forward.
On the field, Nunu is a powerhouse who wins with his upper body. His pure strength is intriguing as an early down run stuffer down the road. Here’s a quick look at what he brings to the table.