Punter Tim Gleeson, who left Wyoming last month, tweeted Wednesday that he planned to enroll at Tennessee.
“Happy to announce that the University of Tennessee will be where I’m heading! A rich history with a football program on the rise,” Gleeson wrote.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Gleeson averaged 43 yards a punt as a freshman for the Cowboys in 2012. Wyoming coach Dave Christensen said last month that Gleeson was returning to Australia to take care of “personal issues.”
According to his Wyoming biography, Gleeson originally planned to play Australian Rules Football professionally before deciding to embark on a college career in the United States.
Unless Gleeson gets a rare waiver from the NCAA, he would have sit out the 2013 season before being eligible to play in 2014.
Senior Michael Palardy and junior Matt Darr will compete for the Vols’ punting job this fall, with Palardy seeming to have a slight edge.
Darr averaged 39 yards per punt in 2012, while Palardy averaged 43.