The Tennessee football program has added another quarterback to their roster. As the NCAA adopted the one time transfer rule last week, it gave players around the country an opportunity at a fresh start. Joe Milton is taking advantage of that opportunity.
This is exactly what former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton is looking for in Knoxville. According to multiple sources, the former Wolverine has been admitted into Tennessee for the 2021 summer session and will join the football team once spring practice ends. He has already been getting to know some of his future teammates in Knoxville, since he’s been around town.
He will graduate in May and will be a graduate transfer. This means Milton will be immediately eligible at Tennessee. Milton is familiar with Josh Heupel, as he was offered by Missouri while Heupel was serving as the OC and QB coach.
Coming out of spring, the question for Josh Heupel was if he was comfortable with the QBs he already has on his roster. The addition of Milton should make the quarterback competition even tougher. How Heupel handles all of the scholarship QBs will be the question, as the room already consists on Brian Maurer, Hendon Hooker, Harrison Bailey and potentially Kaidon Salter.
The former 4-star QB out of Orlando, Florida, committed to Michigan in the 2018 class. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Milton started the 2020 season for the wolverines, having a nice game against Minnesota. He ended up losing the starting position later in the season, but finished 80-141 for 1,077 yards and 4 touchdowns.
His biggest game came against Indiana where he was 18-34 for 344 yards for three touchdowns, though he did have two interceptions.
The Vols are looking for any kind of help on offense and getting Milton can only help that situation. The problem (not really bad) for Tennessee now is that they have five scholarship quarterbacks and only one will line up under center against Bowling Green.
As summer workouts begin, look for Milton to start building those relationships with his new teammates and coaches, as Josh Heupel looks for his starting quarterback come Fall camp.