Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers hauled in a big-time recruit from the transfer portal on Saturday. Former Wyoming wide receiver Isaiah Neyor, one of the breakout players in all of college football last year, has announced his commitment to Tennessee.
“Vol nation, let’s rock!”
— 🥇 (@IsaiahNeyor) January 8, 2022
Neyor originally entered the transfer portal on Dec. 22 after two seasons with Wyoming. On Monday, it was reported that Neyor would be visiting three schools this week. On3 Sports reported that Neyor would be with USC on Monday and Tuesday, Texas during the middle of the week, and then finally Tennessee this weekend. And now, here on Saturday afternoon, Neyor has made his decision to transfer to Rocky Top.
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A two-star recruit in the class of 2019, Neyor made the decision to go to Wyoming, but only saw action in four games during the course of the season. However, in 2021, Neyor established himself as one of the bright, young, breakout players in all of college football. The 6-foot-3 receiver finished his sophomore season with 44 receptions, 878 yards, and 12 touchdowns. Compared to the numbers from Tennessee’s receivers, Neyor would have been second on the team in yards.
Over the span of Wyoming’s 13 games this season, Neyor hauled in a touchdown in all but four games including the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
According to On3 Sports’ Gerry Hamilton, Neyor is one of the most highly-recruited players from the portal this year.
Tennessee will be losing two wide receivers from this past season in JaVonta Payton and Velus Jones Jr. However, the Vols’ leading receiver, Cedric Tillman, has stated that he will be back with Tennessee in the 2022 season. The addition of Isaiah Neyor will give Tennessee an immediate replacement for either of those guys in the form of an experienced veteran receiver.