Tennessee Linebacker Enters Transfer Portal Following Kentucky Win

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    Tennessee linebacker Morven Joseph. Photo By Kate Luffman/Tennessee Athletics.

    Less than 48 hours after Tennessee’s upset victory over No. 18 Kentucky, the Volunteers’ roster appears to be one spot smaller.

    Tennessee linebacker Morven Joseph has officially entered the transfer portal as of Monday, Nov. 8.

    “With a heavy heart, serious consideration, and a long talk with my family, I would like to announce that I will be entering my name into the transfer portal to explore other opportunities,” Joseph said on Twitter on Monday.

    In the 2021 season, Joseph has appearances in two games, against Bowling Green and Tennessee Tech. Additionally, Joseph has one tackle on the year, which came against Tennessee Tech. Joseph has gone back and forth on the linebacker core this year, starting out as an outside linebacker before getting moved to the inside.

    Originally a four-star recruit in the class of 2020, Joseph committed to Tennessee in December of 2019. However, before his Tennessee commitment, Joseph was committed to Florida State but backed out 12 days before flipping to Tennessee.

    As a recruit, Joseph had offers from many other SEC teams, such as Auburn, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M.

    This story will be updated as more information comes up.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.