Tennessee picked up another addition to its 2019 class on Monday when 6-5, 280-pound offensive lineman Chris Akporoghene from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida committed to the Vols.
Forum discussion: 2019 OT Chris Akporoghene Commits to UT
Akporoghene is rated four stars, according to Rivals.com and is the No. 34 offensive tackle and the No. 39 player in the state of Florida. He had offers from 35 different schools, inlcuding Auburn, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas and Clemson.
“I’m driven, because football is not just a game for me,” Akporoghene said. “It’s an avenue for me and my family. That’s what pushes me. That’s why I wake up every day wanting to be better than the day before. It’s why I have been looking for a place to plant my flag, to find a place that I can call home.”
Tennessee now has 13 commitments in the 2019 class.
Player thread: ’19 FL OL Chris Akporoghene (UT commit 7/9/18)
My decision……. pic.twitter.com/UraxLnUJYy— Chris Akporoghene Jr. 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@yomzking) July 9, 2018