Vic Wharton Transferring To California
Former Tennessee Volunteer wide receiver announced via Twitter that he is transferring to California. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones confirmed earlier this offseason that Wharton was leaving the team.
California head coach Sonny Dykes intimated that Wharton was with the Bears also via Twitter. There has not been a confirmation from the University of California regarding the transfer of Wharton.
Wharton played in 9 games and started the last two games. He caught 5 passes for 64 yards with a touchdown. The touchdown came in the TaxSlayer Bowl on a trick play with running back Marlin Lane throwing him the ball. Wharton ran in for the 49 yard score.
Wharton was a freshman in 2014 and will be required to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules. Wharton is from Nashville and was a four star recruit of the 2014 class.
Prior to Wharton’s official confirmation of transferring to Cal, fellow wide receivers Ryan Jenkins and Drae Bowles also announced they would transfer from Tennessee. Jenkins has not decided where he is transferring to, but Bowles will playing at Chattanooga.