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Tennessee Announces Former 4-Star LB Has Left The Program

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Tennessee's rough season continued today with the news that linebacker Will Ignont has left the program.

Head coach Jeremy Pruitt said Ignont left due to unspecified personal reasons. The onetime four-star recruit started the first two games of the season for the Vols, making a career-high eight tackles against BYU.

However, he was moved to a reserve role when Daniel Bituli returned from injury and did not travel with the team to Gainesville for last weekend's loss to Florida.

In addition to Ignont, linebacker Shanon Reid and wide receiver Jacquez Jones have reportedly entered the transfer portal, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Ignont finishes his Tennessee career with 68 tackles in 21 games.

The Vols are 1-3 on the season after Saturday's 34-3 loss to the Gators. Things aren't looking up with games against Georgia and Alabama on the horizon in October.

Over the weekend, there was speculation that a major change could be coming in Knoxville, with AD Philip Fulmer removing Pruitt and reprising his role as head coach of the Volunteers.