The NFL released its list of underclassmen who were granted eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday. Jalen Hurd’s name was not listed.
What does that mean for the former Tennessee running back? Will he be looking to continue his college career elsewhere?
While no public indication has been made by Hurd, the ex-Vol appears to be looking toward the transfer route as he is visiting Cal this weekend, according to Scout’s Ryan Gorcey.
Hurd officially transferred from Tennessee on Oct. 31 following a 5-3 start from the Vols. At the time of his transfer decision, Hurd was Tennessee’s leading rusher with 451 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
“I met with Jalen Hurd this morning. He has informed me he intends to transfer,” Jones said on Oct. 31. “I’m thankful for everything he’s done for the program.”
Nearly a week after the announcement, Hurd took to Twitter to explain his decision, citing injuries and offensive scheme as a few reasons why he left Knoxville.
Hurd was granted his release from Tennessee and is not enrolled in spring classes at the school, according to the Knoxville Sentinel’s Rhiannon Potkey.
Vols’ all-time rushing chart
- Travis Henry (1997-2000), 3,078 yards
- Arian Foster (2005-2008), 2,964
- James Stewart (1991-1994), 2,890
- Johnnie Jones (1981-1984), 2,852
- Jamal Lewis (1997-1999), 2,677
- Jalen Hurd (2013-2016) 2,638