Vols 2019 class signee 8 – OL Chris Akporoghene

Chris Akporoghene

OL Chris Akporoghene / Credit: UT Athletics

OL Seymour, TN (IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL) 6’5, 294
Committed: 7/9/18
Stars: 3 by 247Sports / 3 by ESPN / 4 by ESPN

Josh Ward’s Analysis: Akporoghene has improved greatly as a prospect and should continue to grow as a lineman at the next level. He’s a really good athlete, and as he continues to add weight, Akporoghene should compete for a starting position in the future at Tennessee.

Last name pronounced by him: Ah-puh-row-guh-nay

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Need to Know:
2017 TSWA Division II-A All-State selection at The King’s Academy.
2017 Tennessee Football Coaches Association Division II-A All-State selection.
2017 First-Team All-PrepXtra selection.

ESPN:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 43 OT
State Rank: No. 74 in FL

247 Sports:
Natl Rank: No. 2,143
Position Rank: No. 180 OT
State Rank: No. 260 in FL

Rivals:
Natl Rank: —
Position Rank: No. 38 OT
State Rank: No. 58 in FL

High School
Starred at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior season after transferring from The King’s Academy in nearby Seymour, Tenn.
During his senior season at IMG, started all nine games on an offensive line that blocked for a running attack that averaged over 200 yards per game.
Nigerian native that moved to the United States in 2016 in hopes of playing basketball.

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