Scout.com currently ranks Akol a "four-star" recruit and the 27th best power forward in the class of 2007. A native of Sudan, he arrived in the United States in 2005.
"Right now, Teeng's status is up in the air. He's trying to get his academics in order," stated Our Savior New American Assistant Coach Eric Jaklitsch. "We don't know if he's going to be classified 2007 or 2008 at this point. Teeng is working very hard to improve his grades and everything else should fall into place."
Schools from the Big East, Big Ten and ACC have expressed interest in the athletic big man. "Pittsburgh has been one of the schools recruiting him the hardest and there's heavy interest in the Panthers," he said. "Their coaching staff is well aware of his status."
"Teen is really long. He's 6-foot-10 inches tall and roughly 205 pounds," said Jaklitsch. "He's tall, runs the floor and shoots well for someone his size. Teeng can hit from the three point line. He's a great perimeter shooter."
Jaklitsch was quick to add, "He's going to be a "4" (power forward) in college, but he has to add weight and improve his strength. Once he does that he should improve on the defensive end."
"We should have a better idea of where he's at with his transcripts soon. He has enough school monitoring his progress. They should know when we know. He's high on Pitt and they seem to be one of his strongest options."
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