Tennessee Lineman Enters Transfer Portal

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    Tennessee offensive lineman James Robinson officially entered the transfer portal on Friday, according to a post on Twitter. After spending the last two seasons with the Tennessee football program, Robinson will look to continue his football career elsewhere.

    “I would like to express my gratitude to Coach Heupel and his coaching staff for providing me the opportunity to be a student-athlete at Tennessee,” Robinson said in a Twitter post. “Football has always been a big part of my life and I thank the Lord for blessing me with the opportunity to play the game and compete at a high level. Over the past two seasons I have had the pleasure to make memories with teammates and developing that will last a life time. After personal reflection, discussions with my family and, many prayers, I have decided to enter the transfer portal with 4 years of eligibility remaining. Thankyou, Vol nation.”

    Robinson was originally a member of Jeremy Pruitt’s 2020 recruiting class at Tennessee. The Montgomery, Alabama native was ranked as a three-star but was considered a big win for the Vols on the recruiting trail.

    Robinson enrolled at Tennessee in June of 2020 but did not participate in the COVID-shortened season, thus earning him a redshirt for the year. After making his collegiate debut against Bowling Green in the 2021 season-opener, Robinson did not see any more game action for the remainder of the season.

    As a recruit in the 2020 cycle, James Robinson hauled in 29 scholarship offers according to 247, which should prove to be useful when deciding on his next stop. Some of the higher-tier offers included Auburn, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss.

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