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Josh Heupel Reacts to Recruit’s Commitment on FaceTime Call

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Antoni Kade Ogumoro commits to Tennessee with Josh Heupel on FaceTime. Photo via Ogumoro on Instagram.

Tennessee landed their 10th commit to the 2025 class last Tuesday with three-star offensive guard Antoni Kade Ogumoro, giving the Vols their first commit in the offensive trenches in the cycle.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound guard chose Tennessee over a top group that included Kansas State, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

Ogumoro announced his commitment to Tennessee on Tuesday night with a pre-made video on social media to accompany a live video on Instagram. The Oklahoma native had Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel on FaceTime during his announcement, giving Vol fans a direct look at Heupel’s communications with his recruits during an exciting moment.

“We’re excited to have you part of the family,” Heupel said during the call. “You’ve got a great family yourself and I know you want to make your community back home extremely proud, too. And you do that every day. But we couldn’t be more excited to have you part of this football family, man.”

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Ogumoro ranks as a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings and is listed as the No. 494 player and the No. 30 interior offensive lineman in the class of 2025.

“Big base with strong lower-body drive train that fuels run-game strength,” 247 Scouting Analyst Gabe Brooks wrote about Ogumoro in May. “Can get more consistent with punch, but flashes heavy hands. Pulls and climbs with encouraging functional athleticism. Can be a force playing forward to the second level. Gets hips involved when engaged and regularly overwhelms high school targets.”

To continue a trend of recruits in the Josh Heupel era, Ogumoro is also a multi-sport athlete at the high school level with a basketball and discus/shot-put background. Ogumoro is said to be a physical and powerful player with a “sneaky long-term upside” as he prepares to begin his collegiate career.

Here’s a look at the commitment video that Ogumoro put out alongside his announcement last week:

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