Three-star offensive tackle Chris Akporoghene announced this afternoon on Twitter that he is All Vol:
— Chris Akporoghene Jr. 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@yomzking) July 9, 2018
The Nigeria native and former Knoxville-area resident played at The King’s Academy in Seymour, Tennessee before transferring to IMG Academy earlier this year. According to 247Sports, Akporoghene is the No. 72 offensive tackle in this year’s class, and he chose the Vols over an impressive list of other offering schools that included Texas, Miami, Auburn, Washington, Florida, Oregon, and South Carolina.
Akporoghene gives Tennessee its 13th commitment, and he joins Wanya Morris and Jackson Lampley as the offensive linemen of the Class of 2019. The Vols currently rank 19th in the nation, but are ahead of seven higher-ranked teams in score-per-commitment.
The 3-star lineman puts UT under the coveted 50% blue-chip ratio, but he’s a really important guy to get, in part because he’s from national powerhouse IMG Academy in Florida, which is attracting blue-chip talent from all over the country. If he has any influence on his teammates, it could be a relationship that opens even more doors for the Big Orange.
Akporoghene, who moved to the Knoxville area three years ago to chase his football dreams, plans to enroll early in January to get a head start as a Vol.
Have a look at the guy’s Hudl video, which is full of LOLs.