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Vols defensive back will transfer

Tennessee's transfer count for the 2018-19 offseason climbs to two.
Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Marquill Osborne (3) returns a blocked punt for a touchdown against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee defensive back Marquill Osborne announced Friday on Twitter that he plans to transfer to another school.

"After much prayer and discussions with my family, I feel it is in my best interest to transfer from the University of Tennessee, furthering my academic/football career at another school," Osborne said in a tweet. "This decision was not easy and comes with deep regret. I have learned from my experiences at the University of Tennessee and it has left a lasting impact on my development and I will always be grateful."

Osborne appeared in ten games in his junior season of 2018 but did not start. He blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in the win over ETSU and intercepted two passes in the Vols win over no. 11 Kentucky.

The North Carolina native came to Tennessee as a four-star recruit and the 17th ranked cornerback in the class of 2016, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He played in 30 games in his three-year Vol career, recording 30 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and two interceptions.

Osborne is the second Vol to announce plans to transfer this offseason, joining quarterback Will McBride.

Tennessee finished 5-7 (2-6 SEC) in Jeremy Pruitt's first season as head coach.