D’Andre Payne

Former four-star recruit will transfer from Tennessee to Maryland

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After a year in Knoxville, Tennessee, cornerback D’Andre Payne decided he wanted to play closer to home.

The Washington D.C. native announced on Twitter that he will transfer and become a member of Randy Edsall‘s Maryland Terrapins.

As a freshman, Payne played in eight games and registered four tackles.

Prior to arriving in Knoxville, the defensive back was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and held over 30 scholarship offers.

Payne will have to sit out the 2015 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules, but he should be in position to compete for a starting job with Alvin Hill and Undray Clark graduating after the season.