HE’S A VOLUNTEER NOW … UC Davis standout tight end McCallan Castles entered the transfer portal and was immediately scooped up by Tennessee of the Southeastern Conference.
“Entering the transfer portal as a grad transfer,” Castles tweeted. “Very excited to announce my commitment to Tennessee!”
Castles, considered a sure NFL bet, suffered internal injuries after being sandwiched by two defenders on a pass reception against Sacramento State three weeks ago and spent several days in the hospital
A two-year starter, the 6-5, 233-pound Castles was the third-leading Aggie receiver in 2022 with 30 catches for 347 yards and two touchdowns, earning second-team All-Big Sky honors.
In 2021, Castles had 27 receptions for 363 yards and four scores.
Added Castles, “I think going to the next level is to play with and against the best. The SEC offers the best talent and obviously it’s good to play against high-level guys. I think the way Coach (Josh) Heupel uses his offense, he is going to maximize what I do best.”
Tennessee, which plays its home games in 102,000-seat Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, upset Alabama this season and finished 10-2. The Volunteers will meet Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Dec. 30 in Miami.