Linebacker Henry Too Too, a former SEC All-Freshman selection who began 22 games the previous 2 seasons, and three other Tennessee players went into the transfer portal on Wednesday.Running back Eric Gray, linebacker Quavaris Crouch and offending lineman Jahmir Johnson also got in the portal.This comes 2 days after head coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired amidst an investigation into what UT chancellor Donde Plowman stated were “severe NCAA rules offenses.”2 RelatedAssistant coaches Brian Niedermeyer and Shelton Felton likewise were fired, along with 4 members of the on-campus football recruiting staff, the director and assistant director of football player workers and a football analyst/quality control coach.Kevin Steele, who was employed as an assistant coach on Jan. 12, was named interim coach after Pruitts firing.Too Too, a sophomore, started all 10 video games this past season and led the group with 76 deals with and 10 tackles for loss. A previous four-star prospect from California, he signed with Tennessee in 2019 over Alabama, Utah, USC and Washington.Crouch, a sophomore from North Carolina, started every video game this past season and completed third on the team in tackles last season with 57. Gray, a sophomore from Memphis, emerged as one of Tennessees best backs in 2020, ranking sixth in the SEC in rushing yards per game (85.8) and 6th in lawns from scrimmage per video game (114.0 ). Johnson is a redshirt senior but can make usage of the NCAAs decision to give an additional year of eligibility to fall and winter season sports professional athletes.
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