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Vols’ Kenney Solomon transferring to Tulsa

Another former Vol portals his way to a new home

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Kenney Solomon, a 3-star recruit from the 2019 class, announced via Twitter that he’s transferring to Tulsa.

Solomon enrolled at Tennessee as a walk on despite a consensus 3-star rating and an all-state track background in high school. He earned a scholarship during his first season on UT’s campus.

Starring on both sides of the ball during his high-school career in South Carolina, Solomon played cornerback initially for the Vols. He played sparingly on the back-end of Tennessee’s defense in 2019 but recorded his only career interception against Chattanooga. He was also a regular special teams contributor and appeared in 11 games his freshman season.

Solomon started 2020 as a cornerback but moved to receiver during Tennessee’s off week following the Alabama game. He recorded just one touch of offense — a carry on a reverse play that went for just one yard.

It’s likely that Solomon figured the depth chart ahead of him was both too young and too crowded for his liking. Sophomores Jalin Hyatt, Jimmy Holiday, Jimmy Callaway were all likely penciled in in front of Solomon as is freshman Walker Merrill. Tennessee also has upperclassmen Ramel Keyton, Cedric Tillman, Velus Jones and incoming Mississippi State transfer JaVonta Peyton figuring into the situation somewhere.

Solomon will be immediately eligible at Tulsa thanks to the NCAA’s new one-time transfer rule that lets players move schools once without having to miss any time.