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Report: Vols Get Visit from Grad Transfer Cornerback

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Tennessee has added three graduate transfer players this offseason, and they’re trying to add a fourth according to a report.

Per 247Sports, Stanford grad transfer cornerback Terrence Alexander visited Tennessee’s campus this past weekend. Alexander was awarded a medical redshirt after missing nearly the entire 2017 season due to injury, and he plans to spend his fifth year at another school.

Alexander was teammates with Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst who recently joined the Vols as a grad transfer himself. The 5-foot-10, 178 pound corner played for Stanford from 2014-17 and appeared in 41 total games.

At Stanford, Alexander totaled 57 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, an interception, eight passes defended, and a forced fumble. He was a four-star coming out of John Curtis Christian School in Louisiana in the 2014 recruiting class.

Tennessee will be fighting off LSU primarily for Alexander’s services. According to another 247Sports report, Alexander plans to visit the Tigers next month.

Right now, Tennessee has no senior projected at the cornerback position. Tyler Byrd, a rising junior, is expected to try his hand at corner this spring for the first week at least, as is former running back Carlin Fils-aime. They join rising juniors Baylen Buchanan and Marquill Osborne as well as rising sophomores Shawn Shamburger, Terrell Bailey, and Cheyenne Labruzza.

The Vols also added a small handful of defensive backs in their 2018 class. Three-star Brandon Davis is the only true corner in Tennessee’s 2018 class, but both Trevon Flowers and blueshirt candidate Joseph Norwood could also play at corner.

Tennessee already has Keller Chryst, Michigan State running back Madre London, and Michigan kicker Ryan Tice added on as grad transfer players this offseason. None of those players will join the Vols in time for spring practices, which begin this week on March 20th, however.

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