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Tennessee Cornerback Intends To Enter The Transfer Portal

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Tennessee cornerback Doneiko Slaughter intends to enter the transfer portal, 247sports’ Matt Zenitz first reported on Friday afternoon.

Slaughter spent four years at Tennessee bouncing around a number of positions in the defensive backfield before settling at corner during the 2022 season and playing at the spot exclusively during the 2023 season.

The Roswell, Georgia native never redshirted at Tennessee but still has one year of eligibility remaining due to the NCAA’s COVID-19 eligibility relief during the 2020 season— Slaughter’s freshman season.

Slaughter started the 2023 season as a backup corner for Tennessee but moved into the starting lineup and started the Vols’ final five regular season games after Kamal Hadden suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against Alabama.

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During his senior season, Slaughter totaled 32 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection. The physical corner earned a 56.0 PFF grade in 387 snaps during the 2023 season.

Over the course of his career, Slaughter recorded 87 tackles, seven pass deflections, three sacks and one interception. Slaughter’s junior season was his most productive in Knoxville as he put up career-numbers and earned a 71.4 PFF grade in 486 snaps.

Slaughter becomes the third Tennessee cornerback and fourth Tennessee defensive back to enter the transfer portal this offseason, joining corners Warren Burrell and Brandon Turnage and safety Jack Luttrell. The Vols have had eight total players enter the transfer portal to date.

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