The Tennessee Vols held their first spring practice of the year on Tuesday, which means it’s officially position changing season.
There are typically numerous position changes during spring practice, as the coaching staff sees what works and what doesn’t work.
One big change has already happened. Linebacker Jordan Allen, who signed with the Vols in 2018, is now listed on Tennessee’s roster as a tight end.
Listed as a tight end on Tennessee’s spring roster: Former juco edge rusher Jordan Allen.
— David Ubben (@davidubben) March 10, 2020
Allen, a redshirt senior who entered the transfer portal after the 2018 season but elected to stay at UT, missed all of 2019 due to injury.
His move to tight end should provide the Vols with depth at a position where Tennessee doesn’t have a lot of proven commodities.
Of course, just because Allen, who would be a nice red zone target at 6-foot-4, is currently listed as a tight end doesn’t mean that’s where he’ll stay.
Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t been shy about moving players back and forth as he finds where they fit best.
Also, another position change to note: Aaron Beasley, who was previously listed as a defensive back is now listed as a linebacker.
Pruitt noted after practice on Tuesday that Allen came out of high school as an offensive player, but moved to defensive end in junior college. Allen asked to move to the offensive side of the ball this spring.
Pruitt on Jordan Allen moving to TE: He has a unique story. He was a high-school WR/TE, signed in that position, ended up going to juco and converted to OLB/DE. When he got here, if you talked to him, he’s probably played more offense than defense in his life.
— GoVols247 (@GoVols247) March 10, 2020
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