Things are heating up for the Class of 2019, and one of the top linebackers in the country is ready to choose between Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee.
Owen Pappoe is a 4-star linebacker out of Grayson High School. He was one of the first members of the Class of '19 to start receiving offers, and he's lived up to the hype at Grayson. He's a speedy outside linebacker who displays quickness and has great vision. He is good in the pass rush but can also drop back into coverage.
He's the top outside linebacker in Georgia, and the fourth-best in the country. Rivals considers UGA, Auburn and Tennessee to be his top three.
Tennessee has always been an early favorite for Pappoe. He began making visits to Rocky Top in 2015. Mark Richt began recruiting him for Georgia, and Kirby Smart took over and continued to pursue the in-state talent. Pappoe wants to be the next Roquan Smith, according to UGASports.com, and that could sway his decision. But Auburn has been aggressive and created the strongest relationships, he told Rvials. The Tigers have a real chance to steal him from Smart and the Bulldogs.
It's worth mentioning Pappoe's favorites have changed. While Georgia has consistently been in the mix, he once told Rivals Nebraska and Clemson were favorites too.
Pappoe and other athletes from Grayson will be announcing their decisions from The Battery Atlanta at about 6:30 p.m. Watch the announcement live in the video above. (Stream will begin at about 6 p.m.).
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