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Tennessee misses out on Stanford grad-transfer CB Terrence Alexander

Alexander is headed to LSU.

NCAA Football: Stanford at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee has been active in the grad-transfer market this season, patching up holes on the roster with guys like Madre London and Keller Chryst. One of the biggest positions of need was cornerback, however. The Vols saw four contributors at cornerback exit, leaving plenty of unknown headed into Jeremy Pruitt’s first season.

After coming up dry on corners on national signing day, Pruitt and his staff saw that immediate need and came after Terrence Alexander, who announced that he would be transferring from Stanford. Today, LSU announced that Alexander would be joining the Tigers.

Tennessee hosted the cornerback on a visit last month.

The 5-10, 180 pound Alexander racked up 40 career games played at Stanford. That experience would have really helped the Tennessee secondary, who is likely looking at starting plenty of inexperience this fall.

Pruitt has even toyed with moving offensive guys like Tyler Byrd and Carlin Fils-Aime over to see if they can bring something to the table. It remains to be seen if Byrd and Fils-Aime will stick at cornerback, however.

Tennessee is now probably looking at some combination of Baylen Buchanan, Shawn Shamburger and Marquill Osbourne at cornerback. It’s still early, though. We’ll see how things look during the Orange and White game on April 21st.