Calbert commits to Eastern KY
It didn’t take long for K’Rojhn Calbert to find a new home. Calbert made it official Saturday, announcing on his Twitter he will complete his college career at Eastern Kentucky University.
His breaking news came just three days after he entered the NCAA transfer portal. Calbert, a former WCHS standout, played his first five years at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from UT with his communications degree in December.
In his statement Saturday, Calbert noted how he’ll be reuniting with coach Walt Wells, who was his lead recruiter when he committed to the Vols in 2017. Wells has been the leader of the Colonels the last three years.
“This came full circle. One last ride! Let’s go! Go Colonels,” tweeted Calbert Saturday afternoon.
Calbert appeared in 33 games during his time on Rocky Top, including making five starts in 2019. A biceps injury kept Calbert from contributing last fall, where he appeared in just one game. Getting a chance to get back on the field with his old coach (Wells was the OL coach for Tennessee in 2017) was too much for Calbert to pass up, especially as he still has dreams of reaching the NFL.
Calbert described his decision to head to EKU, which plays in the OVC, in more detail on Facebook over the weekend:
Made a promise and I kept it I graduated from one of the most prestige universities and that was The University of Tennessee, Knoxville! I’d like to thank God, and the many people he blessed me with that he put in my life to get there. I’m forever grateful for them and the loved ones who have passed away who couldn’t celebrate with me as I continue my journey of chasing success. I’d like to say that I have a new home and that is EKU. God has a plan that we don’t see all the time, but with full faith we must chase it! I’m letting go and letting him, Thank you all for the love and support #GoColonels
Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 7-4 season in the FCS, which included a 39-31 win (in double OT) over Jacksonville State in the Opportunity Bowl. Calbert, a graduate transfer, should be able to join the Colonels soon and go through workouts leading up to the 2022 season.