Another member of Tennessee’s 2020 team has found a new home. Jahmir Johnson is the second offensive tackle to leave the program this offseason, creating an immediate need for Josh Heupel at the position.
Johnson will stay in the SEC, joining the Texas A&M Aggies.
Past three years, the University of Tennessee has become my home. After much consideration with my close friends and family, I will be deciding to transfer to Texas A & M University to continue to play football in the SEC at a high level while also pursuing my graduate degree pic.twitter.com/Ts0B2fncDi— 58$avage (@jahmirjohnson34) February 6, 2021
Wanya Morris was the other offensive tackle to leave the program. The former five-star recruit was one of three former Volunteers to land at Oklahoma, joining running back Eric Gray and defensive back Key Lawrence.
Johnson is a former JUCO prospect who committed to Jeremy Pruitt’s first recruiting class at Tennessee. He failed to lockdown a long-term starting spot with the Volunteers, but was likely in line to be a starter in 2021 after the exit of Morris. The 6-5, 300 pounder will now head to the SEC West.
Tennessee was able to add JUCO tackle Jeremiah Crawford this week, helping to bolster the depth a bit. It’s going to be interesting to see what the new staff does with the offensive line now, which will look quite a bit different from last season. Trey Smith and Brandon Kennedy also exited the program, opening up three starting positions up front. Glen Elarbee is expected to be named Heupel’s offensive line coach, and he will have some big shuffling to do starting in the spring.