Guys are already jumping in the portal. A Tennessee player I personally know is already in. Very few people will recognize his name, and I won’t name him. I think he decided he was never going to get any playing time, and it was time to move on. Hopefully he will find a place where he can contribute more.
People who are graduating are testing the portal too. This week I got a call from a Big 12 coach inquiring about a former Owl (not a Tennessee player). They were checking out the player’s personality, work ethic, and being a good teammate. I also rounded up statistics and other info on the guy and passed it on.