Sophomore Running Back Transferring Off Vols’ Roster

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    Tennessee’s running back depth just got a little thinner on Tuesday.

    Sophomore running back Trey Coleman is transferring off Tennessee’s football roster according to a report from Volquest. The second-year back didn’t play on Saturday during the Vols’ 40-14 loss to West Virginia and only appeared in four games as a true freshman last season.

    In four appearances last year, the West Monroe, Louisiana native carried the ball four times for nine yards and caught a pass for three yards. He made his collegiate debut during the Vols’ contest against Indiana State in Week 2 of last season. That was the only game in which he recorded any stats.

    Coming out of high school, Coleman was ranked as the No. 700 overall player and No. 50 athlete in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He ran for over 1,400 yards in back-to-back seasons as a junior and senior for West Monroe, scoring 12 rushing touchdowns each of those seasons as well.

    The departure of the 5-foot-11, 214-pound running back leaves the Vols with just four scholarship running backs. Fifth-year transfer Madre London, sophomore Ty Chandler, sophomore Tim Jordan, and freshman Jeremy Banks will be the four backs the Vols rely on this season. Redshirt freshman Princeton Fant has been splitting time between the running backs and tight ends during camp and practices as well.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.