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Tennessee Football Lands Temple Transfer CB

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More positive transfer portal news came Tennessee football’s way on Tuesday. The Vols picked up a commitment from Temple transfer corner Jalen McMurray.

McMurray finished this season with 39 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and four passes defended after missing a game due to injury. He totaled 89 total tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and 11 passes defended in two seasons at Temple. He stands at 6-foot and 180 pounds.

McMurray was named a Freshman All-American after his first year with Temple. He adds a crucial piece to Tennessee’s secondary that has hemorrhaged defensive backs into the transfer portal. He should have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

McMurray was not a highly-touted prospect out of high school. He ranked as a two-star prospect and the No. 2,279 prospect overall in the 2021 class. He was also the No. 203 cornerback and the No. 12 Maryland prospect ranked by 247Sports Composite. He attended Gonzaga High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

McMurray joins two other transfer DBs

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McMurray joins Jakobe Thomas and Jermod McCoy out of the transfer portal.

Thomas joined Tennessee from MTSU.

Thomas finished with 71 tackles, which ranked second on the team for the Blue Raiders. He also picked up three tackles for loss, five pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick whole starting 10 games this season. He totaled 108 tackles and four tackles for loss over the past two seasons at MTSU.

In the portal, Thomas is the No. 115 prospect overall and a three-star by 247Sports. He has two seasons of eligibility, and he redshirted his freshman year at MTSU.

 McCoy comes from Oregon State.

In his freshman season, McCoy picked up 31 total tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery in 2023. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

In the transfer portal, McCoy is a three-star prospect and ranks as the No. 8 cornerback. He also ranks as the No. 79 overall prospect in the portal. Out of high school, he was a three-star prospect. He ranked as the No. 1455 overall prospect by 247Sports Composite, and he ranked as the No. 126 cornerback in the 2023 class.

The 5-foot-11 and 170-pound defensive back was a wide receiver out of high school, hailing from Whitehouse High School Whitehouse, Texas.

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