Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker dove into recruiting and the transfer portal on Off The Hook Sports’ Friday, Jan. 20 podcast. Tennessee football added a transfer Thursday that the show analyzed, and they also looked at players the Vols lost. News also included Nico Iamaleava and a recruiting target from South Carolina.
Breaking down BYU Cougars transfer to Tennessee football
Brigham Young transfer defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally committed to Tennessee football Thursday. What does he bring to the Vols? How quickly will he start? This is all a topic of conversation to open up the podcast, as he fills a huge need given the issues facing Rocky Top’s secondary this past year.
Caleb Jarreau joined the podcast later to discuss Jeudy-Lally’s potential impact. He wrote an article on Off The Hook Sports Thursday about why Jeudy-Lally may start immediately, and he made a stronger case for that on the show Friday. Since Jeudy-Lally has SEC experience, having played and started for the Vanderbilt Commodores before transferring to BYU, it makes sense.
South Carolina OL prospect set to commit
Kam Pringle is set to announce his commitment Sunday. The four-star offensive lineman from Dorchester, S.C., is down to six schools: The South Carolina Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators, N.C. State Wolfpack and Vols. Coming out of Woodland High School, what are the chances of picking UT? Jarreau also discusses this possibility.
Breaking down Vols’ biggest losses to the transfer portal
The transfer portal closed this past Wednesday, so players can still commit, but they can no longer enter. Tennessee football ended up losing 14 players to the portal, and eight have already landed with different schools. This article on Off The Hook Sports ranks all 14 of them by how big of a loss they were, and the most crucial and noteworthy losses were a topic of conversation on the show.