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Georgia Offensive Lineman Jameson Riggs Includes Tennessee Football in Top Schools

Tennessee football landed in another prospect’s top schools on Monday. Jameson Riggs, a three-star offensive lineman out of Hiram (Ga.) High School released his top 10 that included the Vols. 

Ohio State, LSU, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Penn State, Southern Calif. and Vanderbilt rounded out Riggs’ “Final 10.”

The 6-foot-4.5 and 300-pound offensive lineman prospect has received over 30 scholarship offers. Riggs ranks as the No. 43 tackle in his class, and the No. 65 prospect out of Georgia. 

The Vols extended Riggs a scholarship offer in May of last year. He has been on campus several times since. The lineman was last on campus in April. He also visited in January and for a game in October. 

Riggs also competes in track and field, throwing season bests 39-11 in shot put and 112-3 in the discus last spring. 

Riggs spoke highly of Tennessee following his most recent trip to Knoxville. 

“We had a good time,” Riggs told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. “Enjoyed watching them compete and seeing how things have come since the season. I feel like Tennessee would be a great place to play and that I could get developed there as a player as well.”

The trenches have been a priority for Josh Heupel in this recruiting cycle. Tennessee has already picked up two defensive linemen and two offensive linemen. Recruiting the line of scrimmage becomes a lot easier after Darnell Wright got drafted No. 10 overall. 

Tennessee’s 2024 class is comprised of four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger, four-star athlete Johnathan Echols, four-star wide receiver JJ Harrell, four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley, four-star cornerback Marcus Goree Jr. and three-star defensive linemen Carson Gentle and Jeremias Heards along with three-star offensive linemen Gage Ginther and Jesse Perry. 

The momentum is picking up for Heupel and his group heading into the summer. 

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