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Tennessee Football Looking to Bolster Secondary in Transfer Portal

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Tennessee football has sent out several offers to defensive backs in the transfer portal. The Vols have six defensive backs exiting, making a position of need even a bigger need.

Here’s a look at some of those defensive backs that Tennessee is after in the transfer portal.

Oregon State DB Jermod McCoy

Jermod McCoy ranks as a four-star prospect in the portal from 247Sports. Originally from Texas, he received a scholarship offer from Tennessee on Wednesday.

 McCoy picked up 31 total tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery in 2023. The 6-foot and 180-pound defensive back is expected to visit Tennessee. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Villanova DB Devon Marshall

Devon Marshall out of Villanova picked up a Tennessee offer on Tuesday. Marshall had 47 tackles and 3.5 for loss in 2023. He also defended 11 passes.

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Marshall played in nine games and picked up 13 tackles with two passes defended and one blocked punt as a freshman. The 6-foot, 200-pounder enters the portal with two years of eligibility remaining.

Marshall was unranked out of Catholic Memorial High School in Massachusetts.

Central Michigan S Trey Jones

Trey Jones received an offer from Tennessee on Wednesday. Jones finished this season 66 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception. Over his career, he has 88 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

Jones, a 6-foot-2 and 215-pound safety, left high school as a two-star prospect from Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka, Alabama. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Rhode Island DB Syeed Gibbs

Gibbs was extended a scholarship offer on Dec. 5.

Gibbs had 52 tackles, three tackles for loss, three interceptions and six passes broken up in 10 starts this season for Rhode Island. Gibbs has three years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot, 180-pound corner has garnered a lot of FBS attention including from UConn, Liberty and Wisconsin.

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