Two gridders say bye to UT
Slick Shelley

Posted Jun 15, 2007


One of University of Tennessee football's most ballyhooed receiver signees of recent years has decided to leave school. Meanwhile, a February sscondary signee has decided against enrolling in school.

The receiver is Slick Shelley, who has informed the Vol coaching staff he is transferring to the University of Tulsa in hopes of getting more playing time.

A 6-4, 195-pounder from Fort Smith, Ark., Shelley played in the U.S. Army All-America Game three years ago. He redshirted as a freshman in 2005, then failed to see any game action in '06.

Shelley did not project to be a factor in 2007, either, even though the Vols are having to replace their top three wideouts from last fall - Robert Meachem, Jayson Swain and Bret Smith.

Although he is a big and inviting target, Shelley seemed to have trouble consistently getting separation in spring scrimmages.

The secondary signee is DaShaun Barnes, a 6-2, 195-pound safety prospect from Lincoln High School of Tallahassee, Fla.

A UT sports information release said Barnes and the university have "mutually agreed" to terminate his National Letter of Intent, which effectively frees him to sign with any other school.


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