On Wednesday, Tennessee lost a veteran to the transfer portal. It’s that time of year where veteran players start to see the writing on the wall and begin to look elsewhere for opportunities to play.
Jordan Allen is doing that with one year of eligibility remaining. He announced his move via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
1 love Vol Nation. Ready for this next chapter and opportunity ✊ pic.twitter.com/yAPC0GyTA1— Jordan Allen (@dontsleeponj) December 9, 2020
Allen is a former JUCO prospect and was a part of Jeremy Pruitt’s first class at Tennessee. He was signed as an outside linebacker, but failed to find the field as anything more than a special teams contributor.
He was moved to tight end this offseason in an attempt to create depth at a position of need. Still, Allen hasn’t been able to play.
“I am grateful for my time at Tennessee. I have a lot of love for my teammates, the University, and the fans,” Allen said in his statement. “I can call myself a graduate from The University of Tennessee for life! Also, I have a lot of respect for Coach P and wish him nothing but success in the future. With that being said I have entered the transfer portal and am looking to finish my last two years at another school as a Tight end / Wr. Looking forward to the future!”
Allen has been posting practice videos of him working on offense, obviously since no tape exists of him on that side of the ball.
God placed me Back on Offense Here are a couple clips from practice this year. Ready to grind this spring and show what I can do when the time comes. pic.twitter.com/xeiMYG9DF6— Jordan Allen (@dontsleeponj) December 9, 2020
We’ll see where he lands this offseason.