Recapping Tennessee’s Transfer Portal Activity (So Far)

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    The transfer portal has opened the door to increased movement throughout college football as the sport has never seen before. Players now have more freedom in switching schools, leading to big-time moves throughout the nation and individual conferences during the off-season.

    After Tennessee brought in head coach Josh Heupel, he used the transfer portal in his first off-season to get a jump start on building the roster that he was looking for. And, at the end of the day, some of Tennessee’s most productive players last season were from the portal.

    Defensive lineman Caleb Tremblay, wide receiver JaVonta Payton, and kicker Chase McGrath all came in and earned starting positions on the team. Not to mention, quarterbacks Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton III are both transfer portal players from the off-season.

    Now in his first full off-season, Heupel has been working the portal again to bring in more experienced talent. The Vols have brought in four players from the portal, including a four-star breakout wide-receiver and a rival’s offensive lineman.

    However, at the same time, the Vols have seen players enter the portal as well. In total, 12 Tennessee players have entered the portal since August. Of those 12 departures, half have come in the month of January.

    Transfer Portal Arrivals

    Offensive Tackle Gerald Mincey

    • Formerly with Florida
    • Three-star 247 prospect
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Entered the portal on Nov. 29
    • Committed to Tennessee on Dec. 15

    Quarterback Navy Shuler

    • Son of legendary Tennessee QB Heath Shuler
    • Formerly with Appalachian State
    • Three-star 247 prospect
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Entered the portal on Dec. 10 & committed to Tennessee on Dec. 19

    Wide-Receiver Isaiah Neyor

    • Breakout wide-receiver from the 2021 season
    • Formerly with Wyoming
    • High-school two-star prospect, transfer portal four-star prospect
    • Immediate eligibility with three-years remaining
    • Entered the portal on Dec. 22 & committed to Tennessee on Jan. 8

    UPDATE: Neyor has signed with the University of Texas.

    Tight-End Charlie Browder

    • Former commit of Josh Heupel and his staff while at UCF
    • Formerly with UCF
    • Three-star 247 prospect
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Entered the portal on Dec. 29 & committed to Tennessee on Jan. 11

    Transfer Portal Departures

    Quarterback Brian Maurer

    • Entered the portal on Aug. 21
    • Immediate eligibility with three-years remaining
    • Transferred to Stephan F. Austin

    Running back Tee Hodge

    • Entered the portal on Aug. 29
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Transferred to Indiana State

    Running back Carlin Fils-aime

    • Entered the portal on Sep. 24
    • Immediate eligibility with one-year remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Quarterback Harrison Bailey

    • Entered the portal on Oct. 27
    • Immediate eligibility with three-years remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Linebacker Morven Jospeh

    • Entered the portal on Nov. 8
    • Immediate eligibility with three-years remaining
    • Transferred to Florida Atlantic

    Running Back Tiyon Evans

    • Entered the portal on Nov. 26
    • Immediate eligibility with two-years remaining
    • Transferred to Lousiville

    Running back Dee Beckwith

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 6
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Long snapper/Linebacker Will Albright

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 6
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Wide receiver Andison Coby

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 12
    • Immediate eligibility with three-years remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Offensive Tackle K’Rojhn Calbert

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 12
    • Immediate eligibility with one-year remaining
    • Transferred to Eastern Kentucky

    Tight End Trinity Bell

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 13
    • Immediate eligibility with four-years remaining
    • Transfer location TBD

    Wide Receiver Kaemen Marley

    • Entered the portal on Jan. 14
    • Immediate eligibility
    • Transfer location TBD
    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.