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After playing hero for the Mountaineers in the Liberty Bowl, Austin Kendall officially entered the NCAA transfer portal this week. Exercising his free year of eligibility, which was given to players due to COVID-19, Kendall will be looking for a new home as a grad transfer.
Bringing the experience that he does, along with his highly touted four-star high school days, we should expect Kendall to receive a lot of attention from many different schools. However, there is one school in the SEC that would make the most sense as a landing spot for Austin Kendall, should he be contacted by them.
Before he ultimately ended up at Oklahoma, Kendall originally committed to Tennessee. The North Carolina native was prepared to suit up for the Volunteers in hopes of becoming their next great quarterback. But things changed, life took Kendall on a different course, and he would eventually become a Sooner.
Fast forward five years later, and Kendall and Tennessee could potentially be perfect suitors for each other. The Volunteers struggled mightily at the quarterback position in 2020, and Kendall has yet to live up to his full potential at the collegiate level. His experience is everything that Tennessee is looking for at the moment, and he could potentially be a fantastic bridge quarterback for the next talented quarterback that the Volunteers land.
Things just didn’t work out for Kendall in Morgantown, and he deserves his next shot to prove himself. No matter where he lands, we will support him 100%. Whether that be Rocky Top or somewhere else in the nation, the program he commits to will be getting themselves a solid quarterback.