Top247 offensive lineman, Tennessee goal sets commitment date


One of Tennessee’s top-ranked offensive line targets revealed on Saturday afternoon that he’s ready to make his college decision. Class of 2023 Four-Star Offensive Tackle Shamurad Umarov of Denmark High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, posted on his Twitter account that he plans to announce his engagement on Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 337-pound Umarov is expected to choose between the four finalists he named May 1: Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan State and LSU. He made official visits to all four schools last month, with Vols hosting him on his fourth official visit over the weekend of June 24.

Umarov is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 203 overall prospect and No. 19 offensive tackle in the 2023 class and Georgia State’s No. 21 rising senior. He’s also a four-star prospect in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, where he’s ranked 31st offensive tackle in the 2023 class.

He received scholarship offers from more than 30 schools, including his four finalists. Tennessee made him its second SEC offer more than eight months ago on Oct. 29 and has hosted him on three visits since late January.

After his official visit with the Vols last weekend, Umarov told GoVols247 that Tennessee was “quite high” on his short list of contenders, adding that the Vols were “one of the best competitors right now.” He said his last trip to Tennessee showed him nothing “different from before,” but he enjoyed spending more time with coaching staff Josh Heupel and having fun with the other dozen official visitors than Flights hosted last weekend.

“Overall, man, it was really good – one of the best experiences I’ve had at an OV. I’ll say that,” Umarov said on Sunday. came here with me, went tubing for the first time, had lunch on a boat, I think it was pretty fun overall.

Umarov said Tennessee is one of the teams that stands out the most for him because of “the whole of their coaching staff, man – how tight they are in a group and how well they do things here, and how they’re already bringing the culture from their short time here.

He said he liked the Vols offensive line coach Glen Elarbee because of “just the way he trains, the style of training”.


“I, like, subconsciously looked for coaches who look like my O-line coach, and I found that in him, and so (many) other coaches as well,” Umarov said on Sunday. “But with him, I don’t know. It’s just that we bonded so well the first time we met, and it’s been that way ever since.

Tennessee coaches told Umarov, he said, he was “just a big body, and then they don’t have a lot of my body type in their current O-line.”

According to 247Sports’ official assessment of him, written by a national recruiting analyst Cooper PetagnaUmarov”has an ideal frame for the offensive tackle position and growth potential to add additional clout at the college level.”

“He shows good athleticism at left tackle,” Petagna wrote of Umarov. “Exhibits good knee flexion and hip flexibility in his passing and running game. Shows ability to shoot the ball, displays good foot and body quickness. Seems to have good foot speed and good lateral quickness in his passing game Demonstrates the ability to anchor at the point of attack, will need to continue to add muscle and improve game strength to the next level.

“Shows the ability to move defenders out of the point of attack in the running game. Plays with a very good understanding of leverage and body control. Good athlete who can play in space at second level and redirect.Flashes some nastiness with his ability to finish blocks.

“A prototypical left tackle who has high development potential when projected to the next level. He will need one to two years to develop in a college strength and conditioning program, but has a chance of becoming a starter high level over several years in a Power Five program. Could potentially surpass projection with its high athletic ceiling.”

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