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NFL Academy in London has this British prospect earning D1

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Wearing a white SMU t-shirt with black shorts and football gloves, Daniel Akinkunmi stepped up to perform a drill. The 6-foot-4 lineman lined up against an athlete a couple years older than Akinkunmi and prepared for the drill. Akinkunmi backed up a little and held his hands out in a blocking stance. The defender rushed towards him and tried to spin to Akinkunmi’s left side.

It was unsuccessful and as the whistle blew, Akinkunmi jogged out of the way with a glimmer of a smile. 

Those in attendance at SMU’s indoor football practice facility at the Mustangs’ football camp, including recruits from different classes from all over, high school coaches and college coaches, clapped and gave a bigger response than many of the other reps earned.