D’Andre Payne, a former four-star recruit in the 2014 class who chose Tennessee from more than 30 scholarship offers, has decided to transfer to Maryland, he announced via Twitter on Friday.

A Washington D.C. native, Payne decided he wanted to play closer to home, according to College Football Talk. The Vols in December announced that Payne would transfer, so it’s not a surprise move.

The promising nickelback prospect, 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, played in eight games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams. Payne must sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he should be able to compete for a starting role for the Terrapins in the 2016 season.

Payne likely would’ve been depth for the Vols rather than a starter.

According to the Knoxville News, Tennessee also has lost sophomore DL Jaylen Miller, freshman TE Daniel Helm, freshman DE Dewayne Hendrix, freshman DL Joe Henderson and freshman RB Derrell Scott to transfers. Helm was the only one of the transfers who started a game for the Vols in 2014, and all of them were second team or lower on the depth chart.

It’s never good to lose depth, but with coach Butch Jones lining up another vaunted recruiting class, the losses shouldn’t have a major impact on the 2015 team.