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Former Vol Tyler Baron Commits to ACC Program

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Tennessee DL Tyler Baron celebrates a sack against Virginia. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Former Tennessee and Knoxville Catholic defensive lineman Tyler Baron committed to Miami out of the transfer portal via social media on Tuesday evening. Baron spent the spring with Louisville but sat out of spring camp with a shoulder injury.

Baron is the No. 72 overall player and the No. 10 EDGE rusher according to 247 Sports’ Transfer Portal rankings. According to reports, Baron was also considering LSU, Southern Cal, and Ole Miss in the portal.

Baron played four seasons at Tennessee and entered the transfer portal on Dec. 8, a week after the Vols’ regular-season finale against Vanderbilt. Eight days after entering the portal, Baron committed to Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss Rebels.

Baron flipped his commitment to Louisville a month later, though, joining the Cardinals’ program on Jan. 16. The 6-foot-5 lineman sat out of spring camp with an injury, ultimately entering the portal again on Apr. 24.

“Let’s get it,” Baron captioned his announcement on X.

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Despite rumors of his departure into the portal before the 2023 season, Baron stayed with Tennessee for his senior year and ended up with his most productive season. Baron racked up 28 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, two defended passes, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in a 12-game span. Baron’s touchdown on a fumble recovery came in Tennessee’s homecoming game against UConn.

Baron, a week one SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week recipient, was named to the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl Midseason All-American team.

Baron was one of three Tennessee players to transfer to Louisville over the offseason along with safety Wesley Walker and safety Tamarion McDonald. Both Walker and McDonald are still with the Cardinals.

Miami finished as the ninth team in the ACC last season with a record of 7-6, 3-5 in conference. The Hurricanes beat Clemson and Virginia in back-to-back overtime thrillers but fell to North Carolina, NC State, Florida State, and Louisville during the conference slate. Miami lost to Rutgers 31-24 in the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl.

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