Tennessee in market for grad transfers, but don’t expect moves until spring

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There isn’t much of an update on graduate transfers. I do think the coaching staff wants to bring in one or two, though. Pruitt said last week at his news conference on National Signing Day that the Vols will try and add to the 2018 class.

The two positions the coaching staff would likely add someone: quarterback and offensive line. There is a chance of a cornerback being added, too.

The Vols have been linked to grad-transfer quarterbacks such as Alex Thomson and Keller Chryst. Thomson chose Marshall on Signing Day; Chryst hasn’t made a decision.

The graduate transfer market sometimes doesn’t heat up until closer to the end of the semester. Shaq Wiggins didn’t choose the Vols until late April last year.

I expect it’ll be at least a few months before we hear anything from Chryst. The Vols definitely are interested.  He played in a pro-style offense at Stanford that was similar to what Tennessee will run next season.

The coaching staff clearly wants to add another passer. Whether it’ll be Chryst remains to be seen.

Offensive line also makes sense, if the right fit is available. I’m not sure it s. The coaching staff struck out on a few prospects in the Class of 2018 who would have filled out the line. Depth could be an issue and adding another piece would help.

Calvin Anderson from Rice is one of the most sought-after linemen right now. He didn’t give Tennessee a visit, so he’s not coming to Rocky Top.

Don’t be surprised if a few candidates from smaller schools pop up over the next few months. Stick with SEC Country for any updates on graduate transfers.

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