The Tennessee Volunteers have made another addition to the football team tonight, adding another piece of depth to the secondary. Brandon Turnage, a former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, has now committed to Tennessee.
He is the second cornerback to transfer to Tennessee this offseason, joining Kamal Hadden, who signed with Auburn out of the JUCO ranks and transferred after the spring.
Tennessee has been looking to add one more piece to the depth chart since, but has struck out twice. Ro Torrence initially committed to Tennessee, but backed off of that pledge one week later and landed at Auburn. The Vols then missed out on Karon Prunty, who landed at South Carolina.
Josh Heupel now lands Turnage, who is a former four-star prospect. He was a member of the 2019 class, ranking just outside of the top 100 overall. Turnage checks in at 6-1, 185 pounds and comes from Oxford, Mississippi.
Turnage, a redshirt freshman last season, will be eligible immediately, thanks to the NCAA’s new one-time transfer rule and the SEC waiving their intra-conference transfer restriction. He should have four years of eligibility remaining, which is a big deal for a secondary that is suddenly filled with veterans.
Tennessee will lean on Alontae Taylor this season, while also using Warren Burrell and Kenneth George heavily. Now Hadden and Turnage have an opportunity to get in the mix, bolstering a room that badly needed some help on the depth chart.