Former Knoxville Catholic QB Mike Wegzyn says he’s transferring from UMass to UT

Mike Wegzyn (UMass photo)

KNOXVILLE, TennesseeMike Wegzyn, who played prep football at Knoxville Catholic High School, is transferring from Massachusetts to Tennessee.

Wegzyn, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound quarterback, announced the news on his Twitter account.

Wegzyn graduated from UMass in three years and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He played in 21 games for the Minutemen, starting 14.

Wegzyn’s older brother Matt played tight end at the University of Tennessee.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones and at least two of his staff members have children who attend Knoxville Catholic.

Tennessee currently has four scholarship quarterbacks battling for the starting job. Wegzyn should be eligible to play immediately, but will have to work to push his way into the mix this summer.

Wegzyn’s arrival does offer coaches some breathing room in the event that one of the four quarterbacks decides to transfer during the offseason.