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Da'Rick Rogers Looking To Transfer, Possibly To Georgia State

Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is on some sort of hiatus from spring practice, but a source says he's looking to transfer.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 26:  Da'Rick Rogers #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers catches a pass    during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 26, 2011, in Lexington, Ky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 26: Da'Rick Rogers #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers catches a pass during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 26, 2011, in Lexington, Ky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Leading Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is interested in transferring to play for FCS Georgia State, a source tells SBNation.com, but the deal is "far from done." There's also no sign yet that Georgia State would welcome him, as it's had to dismiss multiple FBS transfers over the past couple years, nor do we know whether Derek Dooley would release him to a scheduled opponent. However, Georgia State site Panthersville.com reports Rogers will transfer.

Update: Panthersville now reports Rogers is "considering" a transfer.

If the former five-star recruit were to transfer, he'd be eligible to play right away, and could face his former team in Neyland Stadium during Week 2. Dooley termed Rogers' current status with the Vols as being something like a suspension, but refused to call it a suspension.

Rogers is from Georgia, and famously flipped on the Georgia Bulldogs just before National Signing Day to play for Tennessee. In 2011, he led the SEC in catches and receiving yards after playing in every game as a freshman. He's also been in the news a few times for some other stuff.

For more on Vols football, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.