Arlington Bowie 2015 offensive tackle Madison Akamnonu has been a rising prospect for the past couple of months. On Wednesday, he was rewarded by Scout.com with a new four-star rating.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Akamnonu had three offers entering March, but now holds 21, he said. Connecticut, Maryland, and Oklahoma State are among his most recent offers, which include Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, and others.
Akamnonu was happy to hear that he had been bumped from three stars to four stars.
"I'm not gonna lie. I'm not gonna say it's nothing," Akamnonu said. "I was recently on Scout last night or the night before and I saw I was ranked 38th in the nation for my position, and that got me up, because two months ago I was 60-something.
"I was still ranked (earlier this spring), but something lower. It's all a blessing in the end."
Well, big Madison will have to check the position rankings again. The new four-star rating has him at No. 21 in the country at the offensive tackle spot and in the Scout 300 at No. 218.
Akamnonu is a high-ceiling player thanks to his long, athletic frame and his flexibility and bend. As I've said before, there is a lot of room for positive weight on his frame, which has the lower body of a 290-pounder and the upper body of a 230-pounder.
Akamnonu joins 2015 offensive tackle Clyde McCauley and 2016 offensive guard Tope Imade, a 6-foot-5, 295-pounder, to give Arlington Bowie head coach Danny DeArman a fearsome trio up front.