Top Tennessee running back target Cam Akers (★★★★★) from Clinton, Mississippi [player thread: ’17 MS RB Cam Akers] will announce his commitment on December 27th at 7 p.m CT, according to a Twitter post last night. An internet stream of the event from his high school will be available.
Important announcement 🚨🚨🎯 pic.twitter.com/pxayNBzcB3
— Cam akers (@thereal_cam3) December 21, 2016
As might be expected for one of the nation’s top players, speculation has been rampant on where Akers will end up — even deciphering which teams are the true contenders has been a difficult task. Jamie Newberg of 247Sports says it’s a battle between FSU, LSU and Ole Miss for Akers, with Tennessee, Ohio State and Georgia on the outside looking in.
Brent Hubbs of Rivals.com, on the other hand, said on 104.5’s Wake Up Zone this morning that he belives it’s a Tennessee/FSU battle for Akers.
Cam Akers, the five-star running back who’s got it down, in my opinion, to Tennessee and Florida State at this point. He will make a decision right after Christmas as well, probably the 27th or so. Maybe the 28th is when he’s going to do it. He’s a mid-term enrollee that Robert Gilespie has invested a lot of his life in the last couple years, trying to recruit him. Again, I think that’s going to be a Tennessee/Florida State battle. Florida State obviously is using concerns about Butch Jones on the hot seat against Tennessee and noting that Jimbo Fisher has a new contract with a $45 million buyout. Fisher doesn’t seem to be poised to go anywhere anytime soon out of Tallahassee, so they’re certainly marketing stability and being the next Dalvin Cook to Cam Akers, and that’s what Tennessee is trying to combat right now.
Akers measures at 5-11, 213 pounds. He’s listed as the No. 1 running back in the country and the No. 4 overall player in the nation, according to 247Sports.
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