Tennessee quarterback transferring according to report

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    Walk-on quarterback Kasim Hill is transferring from Tennessee according to a report from Fox Sports Knoxville’s Trey Wallace. The redshirt-junior is no longer listed on the team’s online roster.

    Hill transferred to Tennessee from Maryland during last fall camp. He did not appear in any games for the Vols, but played the role of scout team quarterback throughout the season.

    The 6-foot-2, 234-pound quarterback from St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. was a four-star pro-style quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class. He signed with Maryland and was ranked as the No. 233 overall recruit and No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He held offers from Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Boston College, Vanderbilt, and others.

    Hill started the first 10 games of the season for the Terrapins in 2018, but he suffered an ACL injury that sidelined him the final two games of the season. Before the injury, Hill completed just 49.4 percent of his 170 pass attempts for 1,083 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions. His best performances of the season came against Texas and Illinois. Against the Longhorns, Hill led the Terrapins to a 34-29 victory by completing 17 of his 29 pass attempts for 222 yards and a touchdown. Against Illinois, he passed for a career-high 265 yards and three touchdowns on 11-of-19 passing.

    As a true freshman in 2017. Hill appeared in three games and made two starts for Maryland before he sustained a season-ending injury against UCF on September 23rd. He completed 85.7 percent of his 21 pass attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns in his three appearances, adding 60 rushing yards and a score on 12 carries.

    Tennessee currently has four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster heading into the 2020 season. Redshirt senior Jarrett Guarantano is the Vols’ likely starter, and he’s backed up by redshirt sophomore JT Shrout, sophomore Brian Maurer and true freshman Harrison Bailey.

    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.