David Oku to transfer from Tennessee

Tennessee tailback David Oku plans to transfer, the school announced Friday.

It's not a big surprise that Oku is leaving. He'd fallen down the depth chart last season, and his role on the team was limited. He was a highly rated prospect when he signed with the Vols during Lane Kiffin's only signing class at Tennessee in 2009.

Oku plans to transfer following the spring semester, but will not participate in any more foootball activities with the Vols.

"David has handled this situation in a professional way, and we mutually agreed that this departure is best for him and for our program,” Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said.