Maryland Terrapins transfer quarterback Kasim Hill transferring to the Tennessee Vols leads our Volunteers news for Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Happy Friday. The first weekend of college football is about to kickoff, and although the Tennessee Vols aren’t in it, this is still something worth celebrating. Football season is finally back and not going away until February!
Our morning update on Rocky Top, however, leads with a transfer player landing with UT football. This is a big one. We also have another watch list to cover. So football, as usual, is the main coverage of the day.
However, the program played its first official sports game of the fall Thursday night in soccer. So we’re going to recap that as well. It shows that fall sports are underway. But let’s start with the football personnel and preseason news.
Maryland QB Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee football – Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports
Tennessee Vols football landed another quarterback Thursday. Kasim Hill, a pro-style quarterback from Washington, D.C. who has spent the last two years with the Maryland Terrapins, is transferring to Rocky Top. He was seen at practice for UT on Wednesday. Hill, who was a four-star recruit in 2017, actually comes from St. John’s College High, where Vol 2020 safety commitment Mordecai McDaniel, who made his decision the day before this news was announced, also comes from. Anyway, Hill will sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility left.
"Hill started the first 10 games of the 2018 season for Maryland before an ACL injury cost him the last two ballgames and completed 84-of-170 passes for 1,083 yards with nine touchdowns to four interceptions. He appeared in three games as a true freshman including the season opener when he closed out a victory on the road at Texas. He completed 18-of-21 passes for 230 yards and two touchdown before injury cut short that campaign as well."
Nine Vols on Senior Bowl Watch List – SeniorBowl.com
The Tennessee Vols football program had nine players on the 2020 Senior Bowl Watch List. Daniel Bituli, Baylen Buchanan, Marquez Callaway, Emmit Gooden, Jauan Jennings, Riley Lovingood, Darrell Taylor, Nigel Warrior, and Dominck Wood-Anderson were all on there.
"The Senior Bowl’s 2020 Watch List includes athletes from nearly every level of college football. These are the players who we are looking to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation’s premier all-star game."
Women’s soccer wins opener – UTSports
In their opener Thursday night, the No. 10 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols soccer program beat the Fordham Rams 3-1. They will next host the Mercer Bears on Aug. 25.
"All three Volunteer scores came from upperclassmen, as MA Vignola, Erin Gilroy and Salera Jordan accounted for goals against the Rams. UT recorded its third-straight season-opening win and improved its all-time record in season openers to 17-6-2 and 6-1-1 under head coach Brian Pensky."