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Tennessee QB Nico Iamaleava 2022-2023 Highlights

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Tennessee quarterback commit Nico Iamaleava. Photo by Rocky Top Insider/Ric Butler.

We are just about a month away from the one-year anniversary of quarterback Nico Iamaleava committing to Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers football program.

Iamaleava, who would wind up as the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class according to On3 Sports, pledged his commitment to Tennessee on Mar. 21, 2022. That’s just about exactly one year away from the start of Iamaleava’s first spring camp at Tennessee, which will kick off in Knoxville on Mar. 20, 2023.

Just about nine months after his commitment, Iamaleava would officially become an early enrollee at Tennessee, thus starting his career with the Volunteers.

Here’s a look back at some of Iamaleava’s top highlights from the last year as Tennessee prepares for spring camp one month from Monday.

April 2022 – Pylon 7v7

In April of 2022, Iamaleava, his family, and his 7-on-7 team came over to Knoxville to participate in the Pylon Sports 7-on-7 tournament, held at Farragut High School. The newly committed future Volunteer attracted a big crowd as he showed off his talents on a cold, rainy, and icy day in town.

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June 2022 – Overtime 7v7

To start out his summer activities, Iamaleava dazzled audiences in the Overtime 7-on-7 (OT7) tournament that was held in Las Vegas.

The Tennessee commit lived up to his billing at the event, earning substantial praise from those in appearance at the event. 247sports chose Iamaleava for its quarterback on the event’s “dream team” while On3 named Iamaleava as the tournament MVP.

August 2022 – High School Season Opener

October 2022 – High School Highlights

December 2022 – Tennessee Bowl Practices

January 2023 – Polynesian Bowl (Named MVP)

After Tennessee wrapped up a victory over Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Iamaleava went out to Hawaii to be one of the two starting quarterbacks in the prestigious Polynesian Bowl. Iamaleava was named the MVP after finishing with 186 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception on 13-of-20 passing.

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