Lemond Johnson, a 6-foot-1 202 pound junior defensive back at the University of Tennessee, has parted ways with the team, a UT spokesperson confirmed to GoVols247.
“Lemond Johnson is no longer a member of the football team,” the spokesperson said.
As of right now, the reasoning behind his departure is not clear. However, the reason may be easy to determine, as after playing in 12 games and collecting three tackles a true freshman in 2013, the former 3-star prospect out of Cooper City, Fla. was put into a far more reserved role, playing in just four games and collecting zero tackles as a sophomore in 2014.
His situation is further worsened by the emergence of sophomores Todd Kelly Jr. and Evan Berry and freshman Stephen Griffin behind senior starters Brian Randolph and LaDarrell McNeil, which buried him even further down the depth chart.
While it is unknown what he is going to do next, if he were to transfer, he would have to sit out a season unless he transfers to an FCS school or a school in another division.
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