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Tennessee adds former Michigan linebacker William Mohan

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Chattanooga at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tennessee’s need at linebacker was no secret, and dipping into the transfer portal for some immediate help at the position was an absolute must. The Volunteers did that with Juwan Mitchell, and now they’ve done it again with William Mohan.

The former class of 2020 prospect has committed to Tennessee this morning, now set to transfer in from Michigan.

The former three-star prospect chose Michigan over offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Miami, Wisconsin and several others. He now moves on to Tennessee, where he has an obvious connection. Mohan will follow former Michigan linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary to Knoxville, likely with an immediate opportunity to contribute.

Mohan entered the portal on April 5th.

The New York native checks in at 6-1, 205 pounds. He ran a verified 4.78 in the 40 yard dash, bringing some speed to the Tennessee defense. It’s possible that Mohan could play a bit of a hybrid role for the Volunteers, considering his speed and lack of bulk.

Mohan spent just one season at Michigan, appearing in one game. He now lands in Knoxville with plenty of time to develop his game over the next few years.

Tennessee now has Juwan Mitchell, Jeremy Banks, Morven Joseph, Kwauze Garland and Solon Page on the depth chart. They’re also still waiting on freshman Aaron Willis to return from suspension. So while the numbers still aren’t great for Tim Banks at middle linebacker, they certainly are in a better place than they were a month ago.