Son Of Vol Legend Transferring To Tennessee

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    Navy Shuler — the son of Tennessee legend Heath Shuler — is transferring to Tennessee from Appalachian State, the quarterback announced on Twitter Sunday.

    The Arden, North Carolina native ranked as a three-star prospect coming out of high school at the Christ School in North Carolina. Shuler committed to App State over Memphis, Coastal Carolina, Charlotte, Liberty, Tulane, Duke and Wake Forest.

    The 5-foot-11, 195 pound quarterback spent two years in Boone but didn’t see any playing time before deciding to enter the transfer portal.

    Shuler is likely to be a preferred walk on for the Vols and has four years of eligibility remaining.

    Tennessee currently has two scholarship quarterbacks on roster — Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton — and four-star Tayven Jackson will early enroll during the spring semester and will be ready to go through spring practice.

    Navy’s father Heath was a two-year starter for Tennessee in the early 90s, throwing for 4,089 yards, 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions adding 383 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

    Shuler finished runner up in the 1993 Heisman Trophy before declaring for the NFL Draft after the season. The Washington Redskins selected Shuler with the third pick in the draft.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.