Top Tennessee Transfer Commit Flips To Texas

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    Tennessee’s top transfer commit Isaiah Neyor flipped his commitment to Texas on Thursday.

    Neyor was the only transfer Tennessee has added this class, but the Wyoming receiver was a big one. The Texas native was dominant in his second season at Wyoming. In an offense that totaled just 2,115 passing yards and 15 passing touchdowns, Neyor caught 44 passes for 874 yards and 12 receiving touchdown.

    Wyoming’s second leading receiver totaled just 298 yards.

    Neyor committed to Tennessee after visiting Knoxville on Jan.8. The 6-foot-3 receiver had previously visited USC and Texas before visiting Tennessee. Ole Miss made a late push for Neyor getting him on campus, but Tennessee seemed to survive the late push, hosting the receiver for another visit last weekend.

    Instead, it was the home state Longhorns that made the late push and flipped the top transfer receiver.

    With three remaining years of eligibility, Neyor is a massive loss for Josh Heupel and the Vols. Tennessee loses starting receivers Velus Jones Jr. and Javonta Payton, but returns 1,000 yard receiver Cedric Tillman and speedster Jalin Hyatt.

    While Neyor had enrolled in classes at Tennessee, due to UTK’s new academic calendar classes haven’t begun yet, starting on Jan. 24 nearly two weeks after it used to.

    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.