Starting Tennessee tackle Drew Richmond entered the NCAA’s transfer portal on January 11th. Today, he’s officially found his next destination. Richmond posted this picture on his Twitter account this afternoon, wearing a USC shirt with the caption “#FightOn.”
The former four-star recruit has one year of eligibility left after spending four seasons at Tennessee, which included a redshirt year in 2015. Richmond started every game for the Vols in 2018, manning the right tackle position. He will be eligible immediately, joining the Trojans as a grad-transfer.
Richmond was the 56th overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to the 247 Sports Composite. He visited N.C. State, USC, Oklahoma State and Florida State before arriving at his final transfer decision.
He explained his decision in a post on The Players’ Tribune.
Tennessee has now lost Chance Hall and Tanner Antonutti to medical concerns, along with Richmond. Those departures swing the door wide open for five-star prospects Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright to start from day one in fall camp.