2 Tennessee players reportedly enter NCAA transfer portal
A pair of Tennessee players are set to potentially leave the program.
According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, freshman wide receiver Jerrod Means and redshirt junior Ryan Johnson have entered the NCAA transfer portal. That means head coaches from other schools are allowed to contact them about possibly transferring to their school.
Means played in five games in his first season with the Vols, but he missed the final six due to injury. He is a former 3-star recruit, and he spent some time at cornerback during the preseason before moving back to receiver in September.
Johnson played in all 12 of Tennessee’s games this season, but he served mostly as a reserve after starting the first two games of the year. He started every game in 2018.
Although these two players are deciding to likely leave the school, Tennessee had a strong finish to its regular season. The Vols won five straight games to finish 7-5, their first winning season since 2016 and their first in the Jeremy Pruitt era.