UT receiver Jennings enrolls in classes

January 17, 2018 GMT

KNOXVILLE — While nothing is official, there is some progress regarding the status of former Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings.

Jennings is enrolled for the spring semester at UT as the star receiver tries to work his way back onto the team.

Jennings was dismissed by then-interm head coach Brady Hoke and athletic director John Currie following a profanity-laced rant directed at the previous coach staff on his Instagram page.

He remained enrolled at Tennessee through the remainder of the fall semester following his dismissal in November, his status in December was listed as “Left UT.”

Though Jennings is enrolled in classes, he has not yet been reinstated to the football team.

Jennings and athletic director Phillip Fulmer met over the holidays, and new head coach Jeremy Pruitt said during a press conference last week that he and Jennings had spoken and that the two planned to meet.

“Everybody that was on the roster at the end of the season that we met with at the end of the semester was here last night,” Pruitt said during last Wednesday’s press conference. “Obviously, there’s been some movements that happened before I was here. I really had no control over that …

“But from my standpoint, I know Jauan has reached out to Coach Fulmer and I know they met, and I actually reached out to (Jennings) because I feel like talking to Coach Fulmer, I should do that. There will be a time, probably, in the next couple of day that me and him may possibly sit down, just kind of see where things are at.”

Jennings broke out his sophomore season in 2016 with 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. He came into this season thought as the Vols’ primary target in the passing game, but his season ended before halftime of the season opener when he suffered a wrist injury that caused him to miss the rest of the year.