Tennessee quarterback J.T. Shrout confirms decision to enter NCAA transfer portal in note to Vol Nation
J.T. Shrout is on his way out of Tennessee after spending three seasons with the Vols.
On Tuesday, Shrout announced on Twitter that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal and will be exploring his options “moving forward for the next three years.” It was reported earlier in the day that he was doing so, and he made it official with his tweet.
After redshirting his first year at Tennessee in 2018, Shrout never got much of an opportunity to play over the past two seasons. In 2019, Shrout played in four games, going 13-for-27 for 179 yards and a touchdown. This season, he went 24-for-42 for 315 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in four games.
Coming out of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., Shrout was a 3-star recruit (per the 247Sports Composite rankings) when he committed to Tennessee on Dec. 20, 2017, and joined its 2018 recruiting class.
Shrout thanked Tennessee’s coaches, players and fans with a heartfelt statement as he made his announcement:
Thank you Tennessee! pic.twitter.com/ZwIkCjSHlP
— JT Shrout (@JT_Shrout12) December 22, 2020
In addition to Shrout, quarterback Jarrett Guarantano also recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, so the Vols are losing some depth at the position for 2021.