It wasn’t that long ago that Tennessee had a few returning linebackers that could lead them into the 2021 season. Over the course of a few months, the Vols lost Quavaris Crouch and Henry To’oto’o to the transfer portal. For Crouch, he actually went through some of the winter workouts with his now former teammates, before deciding to pack his bags and head home in March.
On Tuesday, Crouch made his move to the Big 10 official. After flirting with the spartans for a few months and attending their recent spring game, the former Vols linebacker officially announced his next stop. The former starter for Tennessee will be attending Michigan State, as he has found his landing spot.
Kickin it up north ‼️ pic.twitter.com/shPnPxa2xl
— JuupJuup Crouch (@CrouchQuavaris) April 27, 2021
The Vols surely miss the linebacker from North Carolina, as they were very thin at the position in spring practice. Multiple players missed time due to injury or recovery from off-season work, which forced Tennessee to rely on a few new faces at the position.
As for Crouch, who started all 10 games for Tennessee last season and participated in 24 games during his time in Knoxville, he will now start fresh. As for the Vols, they are hoping to land a transfer to help with depth and productivity. Tennessee has been active in trying to get Texas LB Juwan Mitchell to transfer into the program, which seems to be working at the moment.
Look for Josh Heupel and his staff to continue looking for replacements at two positions of need, which are linebacker and defensive line.