Clearly a PWO. He's a decent prospect, but hasn't produced yet. Decent developmental kid and PWOs are like freebies. Maybe only 1 in 20 do anything, but that's fine. Hype obviously knows him, so I trust the addition.
The freshman tight end announced Monday evening that he's transferring to Tennessee after entering the transfer portal less than two weeks ago after just one season with the Knights. He was previously on scholarship at UCF after signing with Heupel's staff in December 2020, but sources told GoVols247 that the Kingsport, Tenn., native will be a preferred walk-on for the Vols.
Browder transferred from Kingsport's Dobyns-Bennett High School to Christ School in Arden, N.C., for his senior year of high school. He was ranked the No. 61 tight end and No. 49 player from the state of North Carolina in the 2021 class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.
Tennessee didn't sign a Class of 2022 tight end last month during the Early Signing Period after parting ways with longtime commitment Brody Foley of Anderson High School in Cincinnati. The 6-foot-5.5, 236-pound Foley, who's ranked the No. 26 tight end in the 247Sports Composite for the 2022 class, signed with Indiana last month.
Browder, who arrived at UCF in January 2021 as an early enrollee, appeared in four games this season as a true freshman for the Knights under first-year coach Gus Malzahn. But he didn't record any statistics in his four appearances, while redshirt junior tight end Alec Holler — who finished with 19 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns — was UCF's only tight end who caught a pass this season.
Since he didn't play in more than four games, he's expected to receive a redshirt for the 2021 season. Browder wrote in a note announcing his decision to enter the transfer portal that he will have "all 4 years of eligibility remaining."
He announced his decision to add his name to the transfer portal in a tweet on Dec. 29.