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Tennessee offers JUCO offensive lineman out of Australia

A new OL target to know.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Tennessee Orange & White Game Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jeremy Pruitt was hired in part due to his ability to recruit the southeast, utilizing ties created over the last 15 years as a high school and college coach in the area. But what about his ability to recruit... Australia? Just kidding, kind of.

Jordan Moko is originally from Australia, a former rugby player, in fact. However, he now spends his days in Utah playing junior college football at Snow College — and he’s now the top ranked JUCO tackle prospect in the class.

On Tuesday, Tennessee became the third SEC program to offer Moko.

Tennessee joins Ole Miss and Missouri to offer Moko. Other programs on the west coast like California, Arizona State and Utah are in the mix, along with Big 12 schools like Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

The 6-5, 300 pound prospect has three years of eligibility remaining at the college level.

The Volunteers made progress on the offensive line in the last couple of weeks, earning two more commitments at the position. J’Marion Gooch flipped from Auburn, while William Parker chose Tennessee over Alabama. Tennessee also has a commitment from Colby Smith.

After not signing a tackle in the 2020 class, those three would seem to fix Tennessee’s numbers issue, so it’s interesting that the Vols hopped in the mix here. The 2021 class is all the way up to 26 members currently, good for 6th in the nation, per 247Sports.