Top Running Back Prospect to Visit Knoxville

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    Photo via Akers on Twitter

    Photo via Akers on Twitter

    One of the best players at one of the biggest positions of need for the Vols says he is planning to visit Knoxville this coming weekend.

    Cam Akers, a former Alabama commitment, opened up his commitment earlier this month and has since posted a video of himself wearing UT gear while working out. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound back from Clinton, Miss., is ranked as the No. 2 running back in the nation, according to 247Sports and is considered a high four-star prospect by most recruiting services.

    Akers, who plays quarterback in high school, but projects as a running back at the next level, rushed for 1,418 yards and 16 touchdowns on 169 carries as a junior in 2015.

    Running back is a huge priority in this class for the Vols with Tennessee facing the possibility of losing both Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara to the NFL Draft following the 2016 season. John Kelly, Joe Young and incoming freshman Carlin Fils-Aime would then be the only scholarship backs on campus. None of them have significant game experience to this point.