Tennessee QB, former 4-star recruit, reportedly enters transfer portal
As Tennessee’s quarterback depth chart, and offensive coaching staff, settles into place ahead of the 2023 season, one of the quarterbacks is reportedly on the move.
Tennessee QB Tayven Jackson is entering the transfer portal, according to multiple reports, as the former 4-star QB was in a group with Joe Milton and 5-star incoming freshman Nico Iamaleava. Jackson dealt with a shoulder injury and ultimately redshirted during the 2022 season as the third-stringer appeared in just 3 games.
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and FOX Sports noted that, “Some college coaches thought he was one of the most talented quarterbacks in the 2022 signing class.”
In 3 games, Jackson was 3-of-4 passing for 22 yards and added 10 yards on four carries with a touchdown.
When Jackson committed, he was Jackson was the third-highest rated uncommitted quarterback prospect in the country prior to his decision to commit to the Volunteers. He’s from Greenwood, Indiana.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Jackson as a recruit was rated as the No. 18 pro-style passer in the country in the 2022 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.