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Here's the latest grad transfer news from college football.

Brandon Kennedy, an offensive lineman, is taking his graduate transfer from Alabama to Tennessee.

Wake Forest has added two grad transfers on special teams. Darren Ford, a kicker / punter, will use the grad transfer rule to join the Deacs from Division III Hope College. Eric Osteen, a kicker, will be a graduate transfer from Army. Osteen is an interesting story - he's coming back to college football after five years on active duty.

Freddie Canteen, a wide receiver, will grad transfer from Notre Dame to Tulane. He's the very rare two school graduate transfer.

Tennessee adds grad transfer kicker

Ryan Tice, formerly of Michigan, is taking a graduate transfer to Tennessee. He saw time on the field in 2016 as a placekicker, but did not play at all during the 2017. And he'll have two years of eligibility to play college football for the Volunteers.

It was rumored last week that Tennessee could be bringing in four or five grad transfers, so stay tuned. These may keep coming.

Latest graduate transfers staying on trend

Two more additions to the transfer lists tonight, and both of them may sound like something you've already heard this off-season.

The first is a Division II kicker taking a graduate transfer to a school in Louisiana. Bailey Hale is leaving Eastern New Mexico to play college football for Louisiana Tech. He has two years of eligibility remaining. 

The second is Ian Bunting, a Tight End, who is taking his grad transfer from Michigan. Bunting was a rotation player at Michigan, which still has 6 (!?) tight ends on the roster, so it's likely he's looking for more reps for his final year of eligibility. Bunting is the fifth player to leave Michigan as a grad transfer this off-season.

Updating the grad transfer market

It was a pretty quiet weekend in terms of new names for the potential and committed graduate transfer lists. All of the attention seems to be focused on Calvin Anderson, the Rice offensive lineman who is being courted by  blue chippers such as Texas, Michigan, and Auburn. There's plenty of other visits happening too, as teams look to make grad transfers part of their recruiting classes.

In terms of new entries, look no further than Austin Jones making his grad transfer to Alabama official. Jones, a kicker, visited the Tide over the weekend. He'll be a walk on, but is expected to compete for the starting job. Jones started for two years at Temple for a knee injury derailed his college football career.

Meanwhile, Clemson defensive lineman Jabril Robinson has announced his intention to explore the grad transfer market. Robinson played in 11 games for the Tigers in 2017, seeing about 20 snaps per game. He graduated in December. With stiff competition in front of him on the depth chart, it's likely Robinson is looking for more time on the football field somewhere else.

Temple Kicker in demand

Austin Jones is visiting Alabama this weekend, quite the news for a graduate transfer from a Group of 5 school who is coming off a serious injury. Jones tore his ACL during the 2016 season, and his replacement has kicked at a high level ever since. But Jones was no slouch, and he's receiving plenty of interest to continue his college football career.

Check back for updates.

Three new names on the potential grad transfer list

A busy Friday of grad transfer to get you caught up on.

Raelon Singleton, one of Utah's top wide receivers last season, is taking a grad transfer to be closer to family. It's not guaranteed he'll play college football elsewhere next season, but he graduates in May and has a year of eligibility left, so there's still time to see how this plays out.

Tre Watson, a running back, is leaving Cal after an injury-shortened 2017 campaign.  However, he posted 700 yards during the 2016 season, so he's bound to help someone on the football field next fall. He'll graduate in the spring and have a year of eligibility left. Don't confuse this Tre Watson with the Tre Watson who already took a grad transfer from Illinois to Maryland this off-season.

Cole Hedlund, a kicker, is taking a grad transfer from Arkansas after a frustrating career. He was a highly touted kicker before he got on campus, but never lived up to the hype and lost his starting job twice. He'll get a chance to start over as elsewhere after he graduates in the spring.