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Tennessee QB Tayven Jackson enters NCAA transfer portal

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Quarterback competitions in Tennessee this offseason seem to be a little less crowded. Finishing freshman season with the Vols, Tyven Jackson It entered the NCAA transfer portal on Friday, sources told GoVols247. The former Top 247 prospect dealt with injuries and eventually redshirted as a third stringer during the 2022 season, appearing in just three games in what could be his only season with Tennessee.

The Transfer Portal window opened to FBS players on December 5th, but players can enter until January 18th. The player does not have to transfer to the new school by then, but must enter the portal before the window closes. Entering a portal does not necessarily mean that a player will leave, but withdrawals and returns are generally rare.

Offensive coordinator and quarterback coach ahead of last month’s Orange Bowl Joey Harzl Vols reveal they have competition as they move forward from this offseason Hendon hookerbut Jackson was set to be in the awkward middle among the experienced Joe Milton III And the next five-star freshman Nico Iamareva.

Tennessee starter Milton was Hooker’s backup for most of the 2021 and 2022 seasons, starting the regular-season finale with Vanderbilt after Hooker injured his knee in South Carolina, and scored against Clemson. We started with the orange bowl. With the second-year Michigan move, the Vols had 11 wins in a season for the first time since 2001, winning both. Milton was named Orange Bowl MVP after passing for 251 yards and three touchdowns.

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Ranked 2nd overall in the 2023 recruiting class by 247Sports, Iamaleava traveled to Tennessee in December to practice for the bowl. First in Knoxville, then in Miami.

Meanwhile, Jackson could be promoted to backup for the final two games of the season after a hooker injury. He got the first down of the fight and was heavily tackled to the ground when he underwent surgery for his injury. He returned to experience most of Tennessee’s Bowl practice, but was unavailable for the Orange Bowl.

In Tennessee’s debut against Ball State, Jackson’s two series in the fourth quarter went to a three-and-out and a turnover after he and the freshman came back. Justin Williams-Thomas He mishandled a mesh point but bounced back, leading a touchdown drive against Akron in the fourth quarter and completing a 22-yard pass Jack Jansek 6 yard pass to Jimmy Holliday before ending the series with a touchdown run.

Jackson won the first series against UT Martin midway through the fourth quarter, with the Vols leading 65–21. Tennessee went 3-and-out on the first possession, but Jackson was moving the football in the second series.he completed a 9-yard pass to his fellow freshman squirrel whitethen, after taking a sack, slackened off for a 14-yard scramble, appearing fairly athletic throughout the move, but landing hard on his left shoulder at the end of the 14-yard scramble.

In his three games, Jackson was 3-of-4 passing for 22 yards and added 10 yards on four carries for a touchdown.

Jackson, whose brother is an Indiana basketball star Trace Jackson Davis, led Greenwood’s Center Grove High School to back-to-back Indiana state titles as a junior and senior, finishing his career with 4,813 passing yards and 47 touchdowns. Four Elite 11 finalists Rated a stellar prospect, he was ranked 198th in 2022 class overall prospects and 13th among quarterbacks by 247Sports. He gave his then-new coaching staff in Tennessee one of his first major recruitment wins when he participated in his Vols in Arizona, Florida, Texas A&M and UCLA. Pandemic.

Jackson, who was out of the redshirts this season after playing less than four games, has four more years left to qualify.

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