The Colorado Buffaloes recently lost QB Tyler Lytle to the transfer portal, but Karl Dorrell has already found his guy. Reported by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, former Tennessee QB J.T. Shrout has transferred to Colorado.
Former #Tennessee QB JT Shrout announces he will transfer to Colorado. He threw four TDs and three INTs in 2020.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 28, 2020
Shrout is a redshirt sophomore who has appeared in eight games during his time at Tennessee. The Santa Clarita, California native threw for four touchdowns and three interceptions in his sporadic playing time in 2020. He was excellent in his game against the Florida Gators, completing 12 of 14 passing against the top ten team.
Known for a cannon arm, Shrout is a talented passer who should develop into a solid player. He has has two years to play, so he should compete with freshman Brendon Lewis after Sam Noyer leaves town, most likely in the 2022 season if Noyer returns for a sixth season.
This is not the first time a talented Vols QB has transferred to CU, but hopefully it will go better than the Sheriron Jones misadventure. A four-star prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, Jones was supposed to be the QB of the future, backed out of his commitment due to personal reasons, then ended up dismissed from the New Mexico Lobos.