Watch: Transfer DL Da’Jon Terry “Blessed” To Play For Tennessee

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    When Kansas defensive tackle Da’Jon Terry entered the transfer portal, Tennessee already knew they would be pursuing another player to help their needs up front. On Sunday, Terry committed to the Vols and instantly made the defensive line deeper and much more aggressive.

    I spoke with Da’Jon Terry to discuss his journey to Knoxville and what fans can expect of him when he suits up for the Vols.

    Hailing from Meridian, Mississippi, Da’Jon committed to Kansas in 2019, after Les Miles took over as head coach. He redshirted his first year in Lawrence, playing in only two games, while he worked on his upper body strength and shedding some of his weight.

    Looked upon as one of the most important players for Kansas, as they prepared for the 2021 season, the former 2-star recruit made a huge impression during the 2020 season. Terry started two games and played in eight as a redshirt freshman for the Jayhawks last season, recording 14 tackles and 2 sacks. Turns out, he became such a huge contributor for his group, the Jayhawks were looking for him to be a leader on the defensive line in 2021

    The Vols picked up a grown man on the defensive front, now it’s up to Rodney Garner to build him into the linemen Tennessee needs.

     

    Trey Wallace is a Knoxville-based journalist who has been covering University of Tennessee athletics since early 2018. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football's biggest stories. His vast social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of Vol Nation's most trusted sources. Wallace was born and raised in Mobile, AL and graduated from the University of South Alabama. He loves the mountains as much as the beach and looks forward to living in East Tennessee for many years to come.