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Tennessee Reserve Offensive Lineman Set to Enter Transfer Portal

Mo Clipper
KNOXVILLE, TN – November 04, 2023 – Offensive lineman Mo Clipper Jr. #56 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the UConn Huskies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee reserve offensive lineman Mo Clipper announced his intent to enter the transfer portal in a social media post on Friday afternoon.

Clipper, a native of Alpharetta, Georgia, wrapped up his redshirt freshman season with the Vols in 2023.

“Vol Nation, I would like to first thank God for the amazing opportunity to play the game I love amongst the great fanbase of Rocky Top, Tennessee. Thank you for all the love and support during my time here. These past two years have been an eye-opening experience for me and I would not trade it for anything in the world. Thank you to the coaching staff, trainers, professors, and my teammates who have been very supportive in my development as a student-athlete and been grinding with me since Day 1. I created lifelong friendships and memories which I will always cherish.

“After much thought and prayers, I have decided to enter my name in the transfer portal with three years of eligibility left,” Clipper posted to social media.

Clipper came to Tennessee as a four-star prospect and a Top 15 offensive guard in the class of 2022 according to ESPN’s recruiting services. The Georgia native saw action in two games during his freshman season (UT Martin, Ball State) and found one appearance during his redshirt freshman season in 2023 (Virginia).

Clipper was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2022.

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Mo Clipper is the second U.T. player that is expected to enter the portal as reports from On3 Sports and Mike Farrell on Thursday stated that Tennessee redshirt senior defensive back Warren Burrell is also set to enter the transfer portal after a five-year career on Rocky Top.

While only two Tennessee players are expected to enter the portal so far, the SEC has had several marquee portal announcements including Vanderbilt QBs AJ Swann and Ken Seals, Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers, Texas A&M quarterback Max Johnson, South Carolina wide receiver Antwane Wells Jr, and more.

The transfer portal will officially open up to players on December 4. Players that had a head coach leave or get fired during the season are eligible to enter the portal earlier.

Stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider for more on the transfer portal activity throughout the month of December.

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