Breaking: Tennessee’s Star Defensive Player Made a Huge Statement About Entering Into The Transfer Portal

On September 21, Tennessee will play its first SEC game against a new opponent in Oklahoma. One of the Volunteers’ defensive linemen, who was expected to use the transfer portal, will be sitting on the sidelines for that contest.

According to a report that surfaced yesterday, Jayson Jenkins would access the portal.

Neyland Stadium will host the Volunteers and Gators on Saturday.

According to a story that surfaced on Monday, defensive lineman Jayson Jenkins planned to use the spring transfer portal to find a new college to play football for.

Despite playing in six games last season, Jenkins—a three-star recruit from the class of 2022—only registered four tackles.

Jenkins appeared to be leaving Knoxville and not coming back, but circumstances changed. He logged into the portal twenty-four hours after the report was released.


Jenkins Appears To Have Changing Thoughts

At Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, before to the Ole Miss Rebels versus Tennessee Volunteers game, the Pride of the Southland Band performed on the field with Checkered Neyland. courtesy of Tennessee Athletics/Caleb Jones

Jayson Jenkins plans not to use the NCAA transfer site, according to “Jenkins never officially submitted papers to put his name to the transfer portal before deciding to return to Tennessee,” claims Ryan Callahan of

Jayson Jenkins, a defensive lineman for Tennessee, decided not to use the NCAA transfer portal less than a day later.Tennessee Lost Its Top Attacker Through The Portal

This week, the Tennessee Vols are traveling in an attempt to exact revenge for their 2021 defeat to the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The fact that a player who only recovered four tackles the previous season is staying in the program may not seem like a big deal, but the more depth you can maintain along your defensive line, the better.

Elijah Herring, the top tackler and linebacker for the Volunteers, just joined the site last week. They couldn’t afford to lose another player after they already lost one on the defensive end of the ball.

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