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Vols Offer Highly-Rated Quarterback in 2019 Class

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Tennessee recently landed California quarterback J.T.Shrout in their 2018 class, and now it appears they are looking west again in 2019 for a quarterback. Four-star QB Hank Bachmeier of Murrieta, California tweeted out that he was offered a scholarship by the Vols this week.

The pro-style quarterback plays for Murrieta Valley high school in Murrieta, California. He is the 3rd ranked pro-style quarterback and 154tj ranked prospect in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Tennessee was the 11th team to offer the young gun-slinger, joining the likes of Minnesota, Ole Miss and UCLA. The Golden Gophers are currently seen as the favorites to land him early in the 2019 cycle.

A look at Bachmeier’s film shows a prospect with a big frame and a strong arm. Bachmeier is a pass first quarterback, but he still has the ability to run and is athletic enough to pick up yards when he does. His throwing motion doesn’t always look very smooth, as he appears to short arm the ball sometimes. But even when he does, he still throws a good ball. He shows above average awareness in the pocket, buying time when needed, and finding the open man. He has the arm to throw to all areas of the field accurately, and he isn’t afraid to stand in and take a hit if it means making the right throw. There are times on film where he appears to stare down receivers too long, but other plays he does a good job of surveying the defense and throwing to his secondary options.

He has all the tools of a solid Power Five quarterback, and with the right coaching he could become a special player in the years to come.

Getting Bachmeier out of the west coast will be a tall task, but Pruitt has already shown that he is capable of snagging prospects off the west coast in the recruitment of Shrout. The Vols’ sudden pursuit of prospects in the western U.S. s is a development to keep an eye on. The addition of Tyson Helton, who serves as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at USC curently, at offensive coordinator could have something to do with it.

Regardless, it would be big for Tennessee if they could sustain success recruiting prospects in that region. And if they can land Bachmeier, that would be a positive trend in that direction.

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2 Responses

  1. When Johnson announced his commitment we didnt move in the rankings. Is it because he signed last week and was part of last weeks ranking?

  2. Tennessee actually is up to 22 now per 24/7 and jumped Texas A&M for 8th in the SEC

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