’14 #CFC100 Kongbo commits to NCAA’s Tennessee Vols (VIDEO)

After a lengthy recruitment process and 14 NCAA offers in tow, Jonathan Kongbo finally made one of the biggest decisions of his gridiron career.

Yesterday evening, the 6’6, 255 pound defensive end from Surrey, British Columbia announced via Twitter that he has verbally committed to NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team, Tennessee Volunteers (Vols):


Kongbo will join the team for the 2016 NCAA season.  The Volunteers compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

His verbal commitment was at the conclusion of an official visit the defensive end took in with the Volunteers.  The NCAA Division 1 team initially offered the defensive end back on October 21st.

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Among the other offers Kongbo received during his recruitment process included Oregon Ducks (November 20th), California Golden Bears (November 17th), Mississippi State Bulldogs (November 9th),  Oregon State Beavers (November 2nd), Arizona Wildcats (October 22nd), Nebraska Cornhuskers (October 25th), Washington Huskies (October 28th), Louisville Cardinals (October 29th) as well as ones he received earlier from Auburn Tigers, Middle Tennessee State Blue Devils, Ole Miss Rebels and South Florida Bulls.

Photo credit: JuCo Football Forer

Photo credit: JuCo Football Forer

Currently, Kongbo is playing at the JUCO level with Arizona Western College Matadors.  In 2015, the defensive end recorded 9.5 sacks, registered 49 tackles and 12 tackles for a loss.

Previous to the Matadors, the defensive end suited up for with the Holy Cross Crusaders of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).  For his exceptional play on the field in 2013, Kongbo was named a Provincial ‘AA’ All-Star.

Earlier this month, 247 Sports declared that the defensive end as the top ranked JUCO player.


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