Tennessee linebacker Christian Harris plans to transfer

Tennessee's Christian Harris (Alex Washburn / Chattanooga Times Free Press)

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Tennessee's Christian Harris (Alex Washburn / Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Tennessee linebacker Christian Harris plans to transfer to another school, UT announced on Tuesday.

Harris, a rising junior from Woodstock, Ga., has two years of college eligibility remaining.

After redshirting in 2011, Harris played in 22 games for the Vols, largely on special teams.

He was three-star prospect signed by Derek Dooley's staff in 2011.

Harris is the fourth player to leave the team since the end of the regular season.

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced last month that running back Tom Smith, defensive back Tino Thomas and receiver Paul Harris would not return in 2014.

The Vols expect to bring in 14 new prospects this week and sign at least 16 more next month on National Signing Day.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.

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snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Creating more space for our incoming class. I like it!!! Butch has said on numerous occasions that these things have ways of working themselves out. This is one of those ways. Wouldn'tit be a hoot if the Jackson kid from California filled this slot?

bUTch__please writes:

There's the magical 15th spot.

All second string scholarships are available to any qualified athlete at the same position who is faster. Which is dang near anyone.

Sorry Christian, good luck in your future, but average/slow players destroyed team #117's roster.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

Thanks for giving the Vols a try Christian and sincerely wish you the best with your ambitions.

bricker865#1439238 writes:

Glad it frees up a scholarship!

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