Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC) concluded its 2021 regular season Nov. 27 under first-year head coach Josh Heupel.

The Vols will play Purdue in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl on Dec. 30. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. EST and ESPN will televise the matchup.

Tennessee is also set to bring in future players during the upcoming football early signing period Dec. 15-17 for the 2022 recruiting class.

Following Tennessee’s regular season finale against Vanderbilt, wide receivers and Super Seniors Velus Jones Jr. and JaVonta Payton exhausted their eligibility and will not return in 2022.

Seniors with eligibility remaining and who took part in senior day festivities before the Vanderbilt game are offensive linemen Cade Mays and K’Rohjn Calbert.

Seniors with eligibility remaining who did not take part in pregame festivities before the Vanderbilt contest were offensive lineman Jerome Carvin, quarterback Hendon Hooker, tight end Princeton Fant, offensive lineman Ollie Lane, quarterback Joe Milton III and tight end Jacob Warren. Carvin is set to return in 2022.

Tennessee’s 2022 football commitment tracker

Big board: Tennessee’s 2022 football recruiting class by position

Below is Tennessee’s three-deep 2022 projected offensive depth chart ahead of the early signing period and following UT’s regular season finale against Vanderbilt. 2022 commitments are not included as they have not officially signed with Tennessee.

The 2.0 version comes after offensive lineman Gerald Mincey announced he is transferring from Florida to Tennessee.


Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Hendon Hooker

Joe Milton III

Gaston Moore

Running back

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Jabari Small

Jaylen Wright

Len’Neth Whitehead

Wide receiver-X

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Ramel Keyton

Cedric Tillman

Kaemen Marley

Wide receiver-Y

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel




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