Matt Milton never seemed to get his career going at Tennessee.
Now the rising junior will give it a try elsewhere.
After two years in reserve as he tried to convert himself from a quarterback into a wide receiver, Mascoutah (Ill.) High School coach Scott Battas confirmed to the Belleville News Democrat on Tuesday that Milton has left UT and transferred to Louisville.
Milton later said on Twitter: Got the good word just now....Louisville Slugger booooooyyyy!
Vols coach Derek Dooley is scheduled to meet with the media Thursday or Friday to address changes to the roster, with the departure of Milton joining DeAnthony Arnett’s transfer to Michigan State last week as the second loss for the Vols at receiver since the season ended.
Milton enrolled early with the Vols and went through spring practice in 2010, showing off some raw but impressive athleticism as he began focusing on catching passes after a high school career in which he did a bit of everything.
The transformation into a reliable target for UT wasn’t complete after two years with the program, and he leaves with just one catch for 12 yards to his credit and was suspended for the season-ending loss at Kentucky for an undisclosed violation of team policy.