Cinco de Mayo is in the books, but spring sports continue for the Tennessee Vols. Meanwhile, football continues to make big news, as they added another key transfer Wednesday in Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver JaVonta Payton.
Tennessee has quickly turned into a recruiting power in the college basketball world, landing back to back top five classes. Rick Barnes has capitalized on the success of Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield to land five five-star prospects over the last three years — two more of those coming in this class.
Payton will finally get a chance to play for Tennessee. A familiar name will be transferring to Tennessee this fall. Mississippi State wide receiver JaVonta Payton announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers.
Josh Heupel keeps adding talent from the transfer portal. On Wednesday, he added another weapon at a key position for Tennessee football that has lots of talent but is wide open for somebody to rise to the top.
They only had two NFL Draft picks, none of whom were first-rounders, and one of whom wasn’t taken until the sixth round. However, Tennessee football managed to improve its standing among other colleges in the draft with this light year.
Josh Heupel is making it clear that he came to Knoxville to win now. In the last month, Heupel has added transfer quarterback Joe Milton to the battle for that position, defenders Caleb Tremblay and Juwan Mitchell to the front seven, and now, he has added Javonta Payton to the wide receiver room.
Newly hired assistant coach Rod Clark joins the Tennessee Volunteers in just his third season as a collegiate assistant, having previously worked with Sunrise Christian Academy, The University of Illinois-Chicago, and Austin Peay University.
Tennessee had two players selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, with Josh Palmer being selected 77th overall by the Los Angeles Chargers. Trey Smith was selected in the sixth round with the 226th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Big news from Rocky Top as former starting Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell has announced his commitment to Josh Heupel’s Tennessee program. Mitchell made the decision to leave Texas back in late March.
One of the more peculiar recruiting stories of Tennessee football‘s 2020 recruiting class appears to be picking up right where it left off. Jay Hardy, a defensive tackle prospect out of the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., is entering the transfer portal after playing just one season with the Auburn Tigers.
He’s good with what he’s got. The Tennessee basketball offseason has been a busy one, as expected. Multiple departures and multiple high-profile additions have the Volunteers looking deeper than ever heading into the 2021-22 season — and perhaps a little more balanced.
A key for Tennessee football to return to its glory days is to try to find a way to re-establish a pipeline into South Carolina. The Vols just had a player from South Carolina sign with an NFL team, Bryce Thompson, and they have another in Jalin Hyatt expected to be a go-to receiver in […] Tennessee football makes cut for elite 2022 S.C.
Spring practice is over and the NFL Draft is behind us — all that’s left to do now is recruit. Expect to see plenty of recruiting coverage over the next couple of months as Josh Heupel tries to establish himself at Tennessee.
May has arrived, and the NFL Draft is in the books. Although one player fell and, once again, nobody was taken in the first round from the Tennessee Vols, UT was at least represented over the weekend once again.
Now months into Josh Heupel’s coaching tenure in Knoxville, it’s easy to forget Jeremy Pruitt’s fall from Rocky Top earlier this year. Pruitt, who was fired for cause because of potential recruiting violations, was 16-19 in three seasons with Tennessee football.
Former Tennessee defensive back Bryce Thompson was not selected in the 3-Day NFL Draft. However, Thompson has been picked up as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints, according to Matt Zenits of Al.com Thompson declared for the draft after his junior season at Tennessee.
In a move to fortify their offensive line, the Kansas City Chiefs selected offensive guard Trey Smith with the No. 226 overall pick on Saturday. Smith started 41 games over four seasons with Tennessee football and is one of the most under-appreciated draft-eligible players in this cycle.