A former Tennessee receiver from the 2019 class has found a new home. Jerrod Means, a former three-star prospect, confirmed that he would be attending Louisiana Tech. He’s expected to have to sit for a season before playing for the Bulldogs, per the NCAA’s current rules. The report states that Means is expected to have four years of eligibility remaining.
Means joins a length list of transfers this offseason from Tennessee. Ryan Johnson, Marcus Tatum, Will Ignont, Shanon Reid, Jacquez Jones, Terrell Bailey, Joe Doyle and Jordan Murphy each left the program at some point in the last nine months.
Means is out of Hampton, Georgia, signing with Tennessee as an under the radar prospect. He was ranked outside of the top 1,500 prospects in the 2019 class, but possessed size at 6-2 and was rumored to run a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash. He earned his Tennessee offer after a camp performance in 2018.
Tennessee saw Marquez Callaway, Jauan Jennings and Tyler Byrd exit the program this season. They lost three to transfers, but also signed four four-star prospects at the position. Josh Palmer, Ramel Keyton and Brandon Johnson are expected to hold down the depth chart next year, but we’ll see what some of these freshman can offer. Transfers Deangelo Gibbs and Velus Jones will also be factors.
While the group will have a totally new look, they won’t be lacking in talent.