Bourque, who suffered a "whiplash neck injury" just a couple of days into fall training camp, left the team prior to their trip to Milligan College and never returned to the field in the Orange & White.
A three-star prospect and the No. 29 running back in the 2012 recruiting class according to FOX Sports NEXT, the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder was dealing with personal issues when he departed from Knoxville, Tenn., for his hometown of Crowley, La.
"He had a lot of personal issues he is dealing with it," Derek Dooley told InsideTennessee.com. "He is not a part of our team and we hope he can resolve his issues, but our focus is really on our team."
As a senior at Crowley (La.) High School, Bourque rushed for 1,342 yards and 17 touchdowns on 179 carries. He added 12 receptions for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
As a result of Bourque's departure, look for the Vol coaching staff to be more aggressive recruiting tailbacks in the 2013 class that now easily has room for two running backs.