A few weeks back we interviewed 2019 athlete Owen Pappoe about his feelings on his visit to the University of Tennessee. Since that initial interview he’s been back two additional times in a month and a half and as of this morninghas been offered a scholarship by the Volunteers. Now he's picked up an additional offer from the University of Miami.
Both offers were confirmed to Pappoe’s coach Kenyatta Watson.
Pappoe, nicknamed “The Freak” was a member of the 2019 Elite101 this past summer as he entered 8th grade. This past season he was a key reason for the success the Grayson Rams had in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Following the regular season he was named a youth All-American by Football University.
The Tennessee offer came from Tennessee outside linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen, who quickly took a liking to Pappoe upon their first meeting. For the University of Miami it was linebacker coach, Hurlie Brown who made the offer.
Pappoe is currently 6’1, 194-pounds and is listed as an athlete but the Volunteers like him as an athletic outside linebacker. Specifically his “size, speed and athleticism.”
The tipping point for the offer may have been this past weekend when Pappoe and several other 2019 teammates visited Knoxville for their spring game.
The scholarship offer snowball may be beginning to roll downhill, as Boston College offered Pappoe a few days ago and the Volunteers and Hurricanes have followed suit. Expect more for this talented 2019 athlete.
Pappoe famously told us, “I look good in orange.” Evidentally a pair of orange-donning schools like him, too.
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