Tennessee running back Quenshaun Watson, who left the team last week to deal with what his high school coach said were personal issues, was not listed on the spring roster released Monday night and is not expected to rejoin the team.
Watson, who played sparingly as a freshman in 2012, is one of seven members of last February's signing class who have since left the program.
Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore are pursuing pro football after spending one year in Knoxville.
Watson, running back Davante Bourque defensive back Deion Bonner and defensive linemen Trent Taylor and Omari Phillips have also left the program.
Leroy Ryals, who coached Watson at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., told the News Sentinel his former player is "dealing with some things with his family right now."
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound tailback, Watson was praised by coaches for his performance in camp last August, but he got few carries as the fourth-string running back behind Rajion Neal, Marlin Lane and Devrin Young. Watson played in six games, but was rarely heard from in the second half of the season.
Tennessee has two other scholarship running backs on the roster. Alden Hill redshirted as a true freshman in 2012. Tom Smith, entering his third year with the program, played in three games in 2011 but spent 2012 on the scout team.
Tennessee also formally confirmed the arrival of five early enrollees — Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Paul Harris, Lemond Johnson, Corey Vereen and junior college transfer Riyahd Jones.
Unofficially, the Vols now have 66 scholarship players on the spring roster.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.