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3-Star Chris Akporoghene on Having the Huskers in His Top 5

June 19, 2018

In the 2019 recruiting class, Nebraska will be looking to load up on offensive linemen and they continue to reshape the roster under Scott Frost. So, it was great news on Monday when 3-star offensive lineman Chris Akporoghene‍ (6-5, 277) tweeted out that Nebraska had made his top five schools.

I caught up with the lineman from IMG Academy on Tuesday morning to get his thoughts on his recruitment and where he stands with Nebraska at this time. He is high on the academic side of things, telling me that doesn’t just want to go to a college for four or five years to just play football. He wants a degree that he can fall back on even if he makes it to the NFL so each school in his final group have strong academics. So, what about Nebraska has him intrigued?

“The new coaching staff,” Akporoghene said. “I know they were at UCF and they turned that program around. I just believe that [Scott] Frost can do the same for Nebraska and bring the Huskers back to their former glory.”

Speaking of Frost, Akporoghene says the coach he is in most frequent contact with from the Huskers staff is the head coach. They talk a lot and he says that the relationship has been good so far. They have been getting to know each other while Frost is getting to know his guys but he is also trying to bring people like him in to make the program grow.

So far, Akporoghene has taken visits to each of his top five schools except for Nebraska. He tells me that the plan right now is for him to take an official visit in the fall. However, the timeline of his decision could have an impact on that visit since right now he is thinking of committing before his senior season.

“It all depends,” Akporoghene said. “It depends on who shows me the most interest. Which school can really show me that they want and need me to be a huge difference in their program? Do they need my skill set but are they also willing to help me grow as a person so we can all change the program? That is what it all comes down to. Right now, my plan is to commit before I go back to school.”

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