Vols DL Announces Intentions to Enter the Transfer Portal

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John Mincey signed in Jeremy Pruitt's first class in 2018, and he has been a reserve contributor for the Vols since. Mincey was never unable to find a true fit, but he did see time on the field in Knoxville over the last three years, however, he will be looking for a new home this fall. 

Mincey announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal moments ago via Twitter. 

Mincey wrote: "First and foremost, I would LOVE to thank GOD for giving me the ability to play the game of football and giving me the chance to play it at the collegiate level. Secondly I would like to thank all of the coaches at Tennessee that made me player I am today. With that being said and after a lot of consideration, I will be entering my name in the NCAA transfer portal."

According to his university profile, Mincey appeared in 24 games over three years totaling 18 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, and a sack. 

Mincey moved from DL to LB last fall to help with depth. At the time, former Vols assistant, Shelton Felton, said, "John Mincey is a very athletic big guy who can play the Jack and to the boundary and do a lot of things for us, and he flashes the ability to play on the edge as a pass rusher. The key for him is he can set the point of attack against the run."

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