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Tennessee Makes The Cut For Five-Star Defensive Lineman

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Five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri released his top 10 including Tennessee football Thursday night.

The Vols joined Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Oregon in the top 10 recruit’s top group.

Nwaneri is one of the best players in the 2024 recruiting class, coming in as a five-star recruit and the nation’s No. 4 player and No. 1 defensive lineman according to the 247sports composite rankings.

Defensive line coach Rodney Garner and Tennessee have long coveted the Missouri native but have started making real headway in his recruitment in the last six months. The Vols got Nwaneri on campus for the first time this January and the five-star made a return trip to Knoxville last month.

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The Lees Summit, Missouri native has visited the home state Tigers more than any other school, taking the trip to Columbia five times over the course of his recruitment and once in 2023.

Oklahoma is another major player in Nwaneri’s recruitment and the blue chip recruit has thrice visited Norman since Brent Venables and his staff took over including once in 2023. Nwaneri has also visited Nebraska multiple times.

Tennessee’s 2024 recruiting class contains 10 commits including a pair of defensive linemen: three-stars Carson Gentle and Jeremias Heard.

The Vols’ 10 commit recruiting class ranks 10th nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.

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