The 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal caller from Oradell, N.J., has the Vols in his top three along with Ohio State and Rutgers as of the beginning of his trip to UT. He’s coming off a strong showing at a Rivals’ QB Challenge in Atlanta, where he was given “Rocket Arm” honors by the staff for his performance.
— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) March 22, 2015
Even when former commitment Austin Kendall was pledged to the Vols, Tennessee’s staff kept up with Guarantano, and he’s now moved to the top of the priority list for 2016 after Kendall decided to re-open his recruitment a few weeks back.
Guarantano, a strong-armed and mobile quarterback, is thought to be an ideal fit for what Butch Jones would want in his offense, especially after some of the late-season success by Joshua Dobbs in 2014.
It’ll be a battle, however, for Guarantano, and that’s why getting him on campus and impressing him this spring is so important for the Vols. Ohio State has become somewhat of a Mobile Quarterback U with its recent success at that position and Rutgers is playing with the home-state advantage in his recruitment. The dozens of others that have offered him won’t back off either.
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