KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee reserve receiver Vincent Perry is academically ineligible for the upcoming season and will be taken off of scholarship.
Perry, a rising redshirt freshman from Nashville’s Hillsboro High School, has tentative plans to remain with the Vols football team and pay his way the fall semester with hopes of earning back his scholarship.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder did not appear in any games last season due to a torn meniscus suffered in training camp.
Perry re-injured his knee this spring and was not considered a strong candidate to make a significant contribution in the receiver ranks this season.
Perry came to the Vols as a 3-star prospect, scoring 27 touchdowns his senior season of high school while piling up nearly 1,800 yards from scrimmage. His only other major scholarship offer was from Kentucky.
Perry is the second recent roster adjustment from Coach Butch Jones. Backup freshman punter Tommy Townsend has plans to transfer and requested a release.
Townsend was a U.S. Army All-American selection in 2015, but he lost a battle for punting duties with Trevor Daniel, and he has determined his best option would be to play elsewhere.