Tennessee’s backfield depth appears to be taking another hit, as freshman running back Jeremy Lewis is reportedly planning on transferring from the school. Lewis has only registered six carries in his first season with the Vols.

This news was first reported by John Brice of Go Vols 247, citing multiple sources. According to Rhiannon Potkey of the Knoxville New Sentinel, a Tennessee spokesman has confirmed Lewis has already left the program.

Lewis joined the program as a late summer addition to the 2016 recruiting class out of Lone Grove High School in Oklahoma. The Vols added Lewis only after running back Joe Young injured his neck last offseason.

Of course, Lewis won’t be the only running back to leave the program early, as junior Jalen Hurd already left the program following the South Carolina loss and fellow junior Alvin Kamara is expected to make the jump to the NFL this offseason.

By season’s end, Tennessee could have only two scholarship running backs on the roster – sophomore John Kelly and freshman Carlin Fils-aime.

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