Tennessee dismisses quarterback Kaidon Salter following recent citation
It turns out Texas native Kaidon Salter will never take a snap for Tennessee.
That’s because Tennessee has dismissed the freshman quarterback from the program according to Brent Hubbs of VolQuest. Update: Tennessee has confirmed that Salter has been dismissed from the program.
The touted four-star prospect originally committed to the Vols during Jeremy Pruitt’s time leading the program and remained firm to his commitment to play his college football on Rocky Top following Pruitt’s firing in Knoxville.
Following Pruitt’s firing, Salter was one of the most vocal signees to express his desire to play for Tennessee. Salter was rated as a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 18 quarterback prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle.
While he said the right things at that time, the freshman didn’t follow through when it comes to his actions away from the field as he twice ran into legal issues since his arrival in Knoxville.
In fact, Salter was suspended for all of Tennessee’s spring camp — the first under Josh Heupel — which all but eliminated him from competing for the starting quarterback role in 2021.
After returning from suspension following a campus incident involving a reported theft in the dorms, Salter was stopped and cited for marijuana possession along with fellow freshman defensive lineman Amari McNeill near Tennessee’s campus this week.
Apparently, that was the last straw for Heupel as Salter is no longer a member of the Tennessee program.