From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share









 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Tennessee
Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes

  05/11/21 - Shawn ShamburgerrSr/2022, Tennessee, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  The Tennessee football team is officially losing another veteran defensive option. Defensive back Shawn Shamburger announced on Tuesday that he would be entering the NCAA transfer portal. He will have one year of eligibility left. This is Shamburger's second time entering the transfer portal. After announcing he was in the transfer portal Dec. 12, he withdrew his name the next day. Shamburger was not listed on Tennessee's spring roster, and he did not practice with the team. He only played in three games in 2020, missing a large chunk of the season due to academic problems. He started 12 games in 2019 and ranked fifth on the team in tackles 47, 4.5 of which were for a loss. He also had two quarterback hurries, an interception and two pass breakups. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#999 CB) rSr/2022 CB Shawn ShamburgerTennessee
News Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
Share/Comment: Here

  05/10/21 - DaJon TerryrSo/2024, Tennessee, 6-3, 320 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  It didn't take long for another Power Five program to welcome in Da'Jon Terry once the former Kansas football defensive lineman opted to leave the Jayhawks. Four days after Terry announced he was entering the transfer portal, the athletic young tackle committed on Sunday evening to play at Tennessee. A redshirt sophomore who completed the spring practice schedule with KU, only to transition out of the program just as new head coach Lance Leipold came in, Terry was listed at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds most recently with the Jayhawks. Terry became the first key player on KU's roster to decide to transfer as Leipold came in as the new head coach. Terry was essentially a lock to start on KU's defensive line in 2021 before the sophomore from Meridian, Miss., decided to move on, quickly landing in the SEC. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#999 DT) rSo/2024 DT DaJon TerryTennessee
News Source: Lawrence Journal World
Share/Comment: Here

  05/08/21 - DaJon TerryrSo/2024, Tennessee, 6-3, 320 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  The first Kansas football team coach Lance Leipold leads onto the field in the fall won't include one of his predecessor's most promising young defensive linemen. Da'Jon Terry, who would've been a redshirt sophomore and was a near lock to start at defensive tackle for the Jayhawks in 2021, announced Wednesday his intentions to enter the NCAA's transfer portal and leave KU. Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals when he signed with KU in the Class of 2019, shortly after Miles took over the program, Terry redshirted his first season. In 2020, the big and agile nose tackle emerged as one of the more important players for the program's future, showing flashes of potential and even starting two games as a redshirt freshman on the defensive line. Terry recorded 14 total tackles while appearing in eight games, and also made two sacks. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#999 DT) rSo/2024 DT DaJon TerryTennessee
News Source: Lawrence Journal World
Share/Comment: Here

  05/07/21 - JaVonta PaytonrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-1, 180 (DS#113 WR) + More +

  JaVonta Payton is transferring to Tennessee football from Mississippi State, the former Bulldogs wide receiver announced on Twitter on Wednesday. "I was always meant to be home," wrote Payton, who is from Nashville. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Payton caught 19 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown in 2020. He had nine receptions for 147 yards in 2019. Payton appeared in 22 games with five starts at Mississippi State. He attended Hillsboro High before spending the first two years of his college career at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Tennessee offered Payton out of high school and junior college. - The Clarion Ledger

(DS#113 WR) rSr/2022 WR JaVonta PaytonTennessee
News Source: The Clarion Ledger
Share/Comment: Here

  05/07/21 - LaTrell BumphusrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-3, 290 (DS#89 DE) + More +

  LaTrell Bumphus was arguably Tennessee's best defensive lineman last season before he suffered a knee injury during warmups at Arkansas on Nov. 7. Bumphus made 14 tackles in five games playing defensive end. Tennessee's defensive line was not a productive unit in 2020, when ex-Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt fired defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh after four games. Bumphus should be a staple of an experienced position and one of its better pass-rushing options. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#89 DE) rSr/2022 DE LaTrell BumphusTennessee
News Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
Share/Comment: Here

  05/05/21 - Juwan MitchellSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-1, 230 (DS#18 ILB) + More +

  Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell is transferring to Tennessee football. Mitchell announced his decision Monday on Twitter, addressing a major need on Josh Heupel's first Tennessee team. "Get ready for the SEC takeover!" Mitchell wrote. "(Vols football) let's ride. Can't wait to ball out in front of 103,000 every Saturday." The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Mitchell played in 21 games and started 13 in two seasons at Texas. Mitchell led Texas in tackles last season with 62. He also had 4½ tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery for the Longhorns. Mitchell, a Newark, New Jersey, played a season at Butler Community College in Kansas before transferring to Texas. Tennessee's linebacker corps were depleted this offseason. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#18 ILB) Sr/2022 ILB Juwan MitchellTennessee
News Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
Share/Comment: Here

  05/03/21 - Martavius FrenchSo/2024, Tennessee, 6-2, 240 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  Martavius French is no longer an answer for Tennessee's dwindling core of inside linebackers. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound redshirt freshman announced this weekend that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal. French and three early enrollees for the Volunteers - quarterback Kaidon Salter, defensive tackle Isaac Washington and inside linebacker Aaron Willis - were arrested in early March after an incident at Stokely Hall that yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession charges. None of the four practiced this spring, and Washington entered the portal this past Thursday. French was a four-star signee out of Whitehaven High School in Memphis and was the nation's No. 17 inside linebacker prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He did not play in any games last season. - Chattanooga Times Free Press

(DS#999 ILB) So/2024 ILB Martavius FrenchTennessee
News Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Share/Comment: Here

  05/02/21 - Caleb TremblayrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 270 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  The Tennessee football team has added some experience to its defensive front. On Thursday, USC graduate transfer defensive lineman Caleb Tremblay announced his commitment to the Vols. He played in 18 games and made three starts in three seasons with the Trojans. He had 21 total tackles, 3.5 for loss, and two sacks. Tremblay, who will join former teammate and placekicker Chase McGrath in Knoxville, entered the NCAA transfer portal on April 23. The 6-foot-5, 270 pound Tremblay signed with USC in 2018 out of American River Community College in Sacramento, California. He was ranked the No. 5 junior college defensive line prospect and No. 12 nationally in the 247Sports Composite. He is the fourth player to transfer to the Vols since the 2020 season ended, joining McGrath, Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker and Michigan quarterback Joe Milton. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#999 DE) rSr/2022 DE Caleb TremblayTennessee
News Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
Share/Comment: Here

  04/28/21 - Joe MiltonrJr/2023, Tennessee, 6-4, 243 (DS#15 QB) + More +

  There is a new dynamic in the Tennessee Volunteers quarterback room, and a sizable dynamic at that. Joe Milton, a graduate transfer from Michigan, announced Monday via Instagram that he will continue his career in Knoxville and join a mix that contained junior Brian Maurer, sophomore Harrison Bailey and Virginia Tech graduate transfer Hendon Hooker during the 15 spring practices that concluded Saturday with the first Orange & White game of the Josh Heupel era. At 6-foot-5 and 243 pounds, Milton is the biggest participant in the bunch. Milton, who was in Knoxville this past weekend, played in 14 career games for the Wolverines and made five starts. He completed 80 of 141 passes (56.7%) for 1,077 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. - Chattanooga Times Free Press

(DS#15 QB) rJr/2023 QB Joe MiltonTennessee
News Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Share/Comment: Here

  04/26/21 - Caleb TremblayrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 270 (DS#999 DE) + More +

  USC defensive lineman Caleb Tremblay has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Tremblay announced the decision in a post on Twitter. He'll have one year of eligibility remaining thanks to the additional year granted by the NCAA due to the pandemic. The redshirt senior defensive lineman transferred to USC in spring 2018 after spending the previous year in junior college at American River Community College. An injury limited his first season at USC, but Tremblay emerged as a rotational defensive lineman in 2019 and 2020. He leaves USC with 21 total tackles, 3.5 for loss, and two sacks in his career. - Los Angeles Times

(DS#999 DE) rSr/2022 DE Caleb TremblayTennessee
News Source: Los Angeles Times
Share/Comment: Here

  04/23/21 - JaVonta PaytonrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-1, 180 (DS#113 WR) + More +

  Three days after catching two passes for 29 yards in Mississippi State's spring football game, senior wide receiver JaVonta Payton entered the NCAA transfer portal. Payton appeared in 22 games with five starts at Mississippi State. The Nashville native went to Hillsboro High before spending the first two years of his college career at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Payton's production increased slightly from 2019 to 2020. He went from nine catches for 147 yards to 19 catches for 225 yards and a touchdown. It still was not enough to keep him around in Starkville, especially with the addition of transfer Makai Polk from Cal. Polk saw more action than Payton in the spring game, hauling in two catches for 41 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets. Payton was only targeted three times. - The Clarion Ledger

(DS#113 WR) rSr/2022 WR JaVonta PaytonTennessee
News Source: The Clarion Ledger
Share/Comment: Here

  04/21/21 - Trey SmithSr/2021, Tennessee, 6-6, 321 (DS#4 OG) + More +

  Trey Smith has no problem explaining his situation, no matter how many times he has to detail his history of blood clots. The Tennessee guard wants to make sure no NFL coach or general manager has any unanswered questions about his availability to play before the upcoming draft. "I'll explain it a million times if I have to," Smith said. "Because it's just something unique. It's something that's different. At the end of the day, I want to play football at a high level. I want to go to the NFL, so I have no issue whatsoever helping people understand what I went through and making them comfortable with it as well."

The 6-foot-5, 321-pound Smith played 42 games at Tennessee even while dealing with his condition. Blood clots in his lungs kept him out of spring practice in 2018, but blood thinners allowed him to eventually return. He missed the final five games that season when doctors worried Smith had a recurrence of blood clots before extended testing made them confident that hadn't happened. Doctors and specialists put together a plan and medications that allowed him to start 12 of 13 games in 2019 at left guard, and he earned first-time All-Southeastern Conference honors. - Chattanooga Times Free Press


(DS#4 OG) Sr/2021 OG Trey SmithTennessee
News Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Share/Comment: Here

  04/21/21 - Joe MiltonrJr/2023, Tennessee, 6-4, 243 (DS#15 QB) + More +

  Joe Milton has reportedly found a new home, and it's in the Southeastern Conference. The former Michigan quarterback is planning to transfer to the University of Tennessee this summer, according to a report Monday by Rocky Top Insider, a website devoted to covering the Volunteers, citing multiple unidentified sources. Milton has not yet announced the move, but a Joe Milton is currently listed in the school's online directory. He is on track to graduate from the University of Michigan next month. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound quarterback entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal in February, setting in motion his plan to depart Michigan. Milton appeared in 14 games for the Wolverines over three seasons, going from scout team quarterback to third on the depth chart to starter in 2020. In five starts, Milton completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,077 yards and four touchdowns. But he also threw four interceptions and regressed in his final three starts, leading to a change in quarterback against Penn State, in what turned out to be Michigan's regular-season finale. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#15 QB) rJr/2023 QB Joe MiltonTennessee
News Source: Ann Arbor News
Share/Comment: Here

  04/13/21 - Aaron BeasleyJr/2023, Tennessee, 6-1, 225 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  Aaron Beasley's suspension from Tennessee football will continue "until the process is able to unfold and facts are found out," Vols coach Josh Heupel said Thursday. Beasley, a junior linebacker, was cited Tuesday for animal cruelty by Knox County animal control personnel, a Knoxville Police Department spokesperson told Knox News. "As soon as we found out the information that came to us (Monday), we suspended him until the process is able to unfold and facts are found out," Heupel said. "At that time, once we have the information, we will make a long-term decision at that point." The police spokesperson indicated the animal cruelty citation is a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and/or fines up to $2,500. Beasley was accused of abusing a 6-month-old cat, according to an incident report filed April 1 with the police. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2023 OLB Aaron BeasleyTennessee
News Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
Share/Comment: Here

  04/09/21 - Joe MiltonrJr/2023, Tennessee, 6-4, 243 (DS#15 QB) + More +

  The former four-star prospect from Florida got off to a promising start in 2020 in his first year as the starter but stumbled down the stretch. He was replaced by Cade McNamara in Michigan's comeback victory against Rutgers in the fifth game of the season and lost the starting job Week 6 against Penn State. All four of Milton's touchdown passes came during the first three games, while he completed fewer than 50% of his passes in each of the last three, albeit he only threw three against the Nittany Lions in relief. Despite featuring a 6-foot-5, 243-pound frame with immense arm strength, Milton never hit his stride in Michigan's offense. With McNamara returning and the arrival of five-star freshman J.J. McCarthy, Milton entered the portal Feb. 18. He has three years of eligibility remaining but has not yet announced his new destination. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#15 QB) rJr/2023 QB Joe MiltonTennessee
News Source: Ann Arbor News
Share/Comment: Here

Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


 BACK TO TOP


 Tennessee Football Videos

 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization