Tennessee Receiver Enters Transfer Portal

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    A Tennessee wide receiver that spent one year with the team in Knoxville has entered the transfer portal as of Thursday morning.

    Sophomore receiver Andison Coby is officially in the portal after he made his announcement via a post on social media.

    “First and foremost I would like to thank god for everything he has done for me,” Coby said in a post to Twitter on Thursday. “After some thought I’ve decided that it’s best for me to enter the transfer portal. THIS DECISION WAS NOT EASY. Vol nation thank you….”

    In his announcement on Twitter, Coby also gave thanks to his Tennessee teammates and the coaching staff for all of their help during his year in Knoxville.

    “I wanna thank the university of Tennessee for giving me the opportunity to do what I love,” Coby said on Twitter. “To all my teammates, strength staff, coaches, and counselors thank you for all the memories we created as those will last a lifetime.

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    Ultimately, for Coby, that’s all his Tennessee career ended up being – a year in Knoxville. Coby joined the Tennessee program in January of 2021 after transferring into the school. During Coby’s freshman season in 2020, the Florida native played for Northeast Mississippi Junior College in Booneville, MS.

    Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 180-pounds, Coby was beneath some other incredibly talented receivers on Tennessee’s roster this year. Throughout the season, though, Coby was consistently the receiver behind Cedric Tillman on Tennessee’s weekly depth chart.

    During his five game appearances in 2021, Andison Coby caught one pass for five yards against Tennessee Tech. Other than the Golden Eagles game, Coby saw action against Bowling Green, South Carolina, South Alabama, and Vanderbilt.

    Heading into the 2022 season, Tennessee has now lost three receivers from the roster with Velus Jones Jr and JaVonta Payton running out of eligibility and Coby hitting the transfer portal. In addition, Tennessee has also had two running backs – Tiyon Evans (now at Louisville) and Dee Beckwith – enter the portal.

    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.