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Former Tennessee Defensive Lineman Announces Transfer Destination


Former Tennessee Defensive Lineman Announces Transfer Destination
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Former Tennessee defensive lineman Jordan Phillips has announced his transfer destination. Phillips announced Wednesday evening that he had committed to the University of Maryland.

The former three-star recruit committed to Tennessee as a member of the 2022 class and enrolled in December of 2021. Phillips entered the transfer portal earlier this week just a little over a year after signing with Tennessee. Three days later, and the Ocoee, Florida native has found his new home. With this being Phillips’ first transfer, the soon-to-be redshirt freshman will be immediately eligible to play for the Terrapins next fall.

Maryland was originally in the recruiting battle for Phillips, competing against Tennessee and Georgia Tech. Phillips took official visits to all three schools as a high school recruit before choosing to play for Josh Heupel and Rodney Garner on Rocky Top.

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Phillips was one of many defensive lineman to commit to the Vols in the 2022 class, including Tyre West, Jayson Jenkins, and EDGE rushers Joshua Josephs and James Pearce Jr. However, unlike West, Josephs and Pearce, Phillips saw very little playing time during his first collegiate season. The 6’3″, 290-pounder made appearances in three games, tallying just one tackle on the season against Vanderbilt.

Due to the minimal use, Phillips decided to use 2022 as his redshirt season, giving him a full four years of eligibility remaining.

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