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Second Tennessee quarterback enters transfer portal

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Shrout has told the Tennessee coaching staff that he intends to transfer, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported on Tuesday afternoon.

Shrout appeared in four games this season and completed 24-of-42 passes for 315 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The California native split time with true freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey over the final three games of the season once Tennessee moved on from Jarrett Guarantano.

Shrout appeared in eight games during his career as a Vol and started just one game after redshirting as a true freshman in 2018. He finishes his Tennessee career 37-of-69 for 494 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.

Tennessee’s quarterback room currently has two quarterbacks remaining following the news that Shrout intends to transfer. Guarantano entered his named into the transfer portal shortly following Tennessee’s season-ending loss to No. 5 Texas A&M this past Saturday.

The Vols signed one quarterback during the early signing period in four-star dual-threat Kaidon Salter from Cedar Hill, Texas. Salter will enroll early with the Vols and be here for spring practice after signing during the early signing period.

Tennessee finished with a record of 3-7 in 2020, Jeremy Pruitt’s third season as head coach. The Vols were scheduled to finish the season with a game against West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl, but the program had to withdraw due to COVID-19 issues within the UT program.

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