Vols Offer Physical Four-Star Offensive Tackle

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    Offensive line is one of the most important positions in football, and it is a continued position of need for the Vols in the 2019 recruiting class. Already, head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff have offered 44 offensive lineman in the current recruiting cycle. And that number continues to grow.

    The latest player to join that list is William Harrod. The four-star out of Fort Washington, Maryland was offered by Tennessee on Wednesday. He tweeted that he is “blessed to receive an offer from Tennessee,” and he thanked Pruitt for the opportunity to “join a dynasty line.”

    The 6-foot-5, 305 pound lineman is ranked by the 247Sports Composite ratings as the 21st-best offensive tackle in the country and the 5th-ranked player in Maryland. They have him ranked as the No. 190 overall player in the class.

    Michigan is the presumed favorite to land the talented lineman, as all 11 crystal balls cast on 247Sports project Harrod to take his talents to Ann Arbor. He also holds offers from Maryland, Ohio State, South Carolina, and 18 other Power Five schools.

    He has had quite the impressive career at National Christian Academy and will be looking to do more of the same as a senior.

    A look at his film explains his impressive offer list. Harrod can physically dominate opponents, and he has good hands. He times his punch up well and consistently establishes inside leverage. His base is good as well as his feet. He is a smart player, and he can pass block and run block exceptionally. He does, however, need to improve his pad level, and he isn’t very quick right now. He does a good job keeping his heels in the ground, which allows him to better drive opponents, a trait that will help him tremendously at the next level. He is a sound, instinctual player, and he has good eyes.

    Offensive line will be a very important position in the 2019 recruiting class, and William Harrod is a player I would really like to see in orange and white. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment progresses. Pruitt and offensive line coach Will Friend need to establish a good relationship with him and get him on campus for an official visit.