When Tennessee landed top 2017 quarterback Hunter Johnson on Sunday, some concerns were raised about 2016 Tennessee QB commitment Jarrett Guarantano.
The “Twitter police” noticed that the New Jersey native followed Florida head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier on Twitter, changed some things up in his bio and favorited some tweets from Florida fans telling him he should consider the Gators.
Guarantano has since quashed many of those fears for Tennessee fans, coming out in at least two interviews to re-affirm his pledge to the Vols. “Nope, nothing [has changed], I’m still going there [to Tennessee].” Guarantano told NorthJersey.com shortly after Johnson’s commitment.
ESPN confirmed Guarantano’s sentiment toward the situation:
For #Vols fans worried about Jarrett Guarantano possibly flipping his commitment: "I'm staying a Vol, I never… http://t.co/CVTSxYCLmj
— Derek Tyson (@DerekJTyson) August 24, 2015
And for good measure, Guarantano himself essentially re-affirmed his intentions for everybody late Monday night.
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— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@JayGuarantano) August 25, 2015
So while anything can always happen in recruiting and the Vols will have quite a quarterback logjam on their hands in the coming years, Guarantano seems firm for Tennessee at this point, meaning the Hunter Johnson addition was more good news for the Vols, not a trade off.