Former Saginaw star DeAnthony Arnett gets full release from Tennessee, eyeing Michigan, Michigan State
Ex-Saginaw High School standout receiver DeAnthony Arnett is free to go wherever he chooses.
And his ultimate destination could be Ann Arbor or East Lansing.
The now former Tennessee freshman receiver confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday that he was given his full release from Volunteers coach Derek Dooley, and can transfer wherever he'd like, including Michigan or Michigan State.
"I am very appreciative of coach Dooley for making this decision today!" Arnett tweeted. "We both have the same beliefs that family is first!"
ESPN.com reported last week that Arnett was seeking a transfer from Tennessee to be closer to his ailing father in Saginaw, but was told by Dooley that the only way he'd be released to a Big Ten school was if he paid his own way.
Reportedly, Dooley told Arnett he could transfer to a Mid-American Conference school in Michigan with full release, but nowhere else in the state.
In an email to ESPN, Arnett wrote that his father has had two heart attacks, dialysis and multiple other surgeries, and as a result, he wanted an unconditional release from Tennessee to transfer to any Michigan school.
Now that he's received his full release, he'll be able to play wherever he chooses inside his home state.
A former four-star receiver according to Scout, Rivals.com and ESPN, Arnett caught 24 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games at Tennessee.
DEREK DOOLEY ON DEANTHONY ARNETT (FROM KNOXNEWS.COM)