Tennessee Vols morning report: Jersey numbers for summer enrollees

Jersey numbers for Tennessee Vols football newcomers leads our June 23, 2020 Volunteers news.

Newcomers for the Tennessee Vols continue to get acclimated to the program, even as the recent spike in coronavirus cases may put the encouraging signs behind the start of college football season in question. Either way, things in the NCAA are progressing as scheduled for now.

Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with a major news story surrounding the summer enrollees. An exciting official announcement that confirms their involvement on the roster and takes place every year took place on Monday.

Beyond that, we have another episode of the football program’s official podcast to recap with another player as part of it. Finally, there is a bit of news surrounding a player no longer with the program. Yes, it’s all football news for today. Let’s start with the newcomers.

Summer enrollees receive jersey numbers – WBIR

At the beginning of June, summer enrollees joined the early enrollees to complete the 23 freshman newcomers in the Tennessee Vols football program. Well, now the summer enrollees received their jersey numbers, solidifying their status as part of the program.

There are 19 newcomers for Tennessee football this summer. On Monday afternoon, the team’s official twitter page revealed their jersey numbers.

Matthew Butler featured on ‘The Slice’ podcast – SI.com

This week’s episode of the Tennessee Vols football podcast “The Slice” features rising senior defensive end Matthew Butler. Last year, at 6’4″ 289 pounds, the Raleigh, N.C. native became a key player on the line while sharing time with LaTrell Bumphus and Ja’Quain Blakely. He figures to have an even better season this year.

Matthew Butler is a returning X-factor for Tennessee in the upcoming 2020 season. He only started four games in 2019, but he led all Tennessee defensive linemen with 45 total tackles.

Tim Jordan enters transfer portal – Patrick Brown, GoVols247

Less than a week after it was announced he was no longer a part of Tennessee football’s program due to a legal issue that occurred back in May, running back Tim Jordan has officially entered the transfer portal. Jordan is a rising senior running back and was a regular fixture in the rotation over the past two years. He had 950 total rushing yards in 2018 and 2019.

Entering the portal allows for other programs to contact Jordan as he looks into the next step of his football career. Jordan has one year of eligibility remaining and still has a redshirt available if needed.