Tennessee will be looking to add at least one quarterback in their 2019 class in order to make sure they have enough depth and types of quarterbacks who can run their offense. And on Saturday, the Vols extended a scholarship offer to a versatile and athletic quarterback out of Louisiana.
Travis Mumphrey Jr. tweeted out on Saturday that Tennessee had offered him. Mumphrey is listed as a three-star according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he’s the No. 22 dual-threat quarterback in the class and No. 29 player in the talent-rich state of Louisiana.
— Travis Mumphrey Jr. (@_Doughboytravis) February 17, 2018
Mumphrey holds offers from Arizona, Indiana, Tulane, and others. And though his rating may be lower for now, his highlight films looks like one of a higher rated prospect.
Granted, highlight films can be catered to hide a player’s weaknesses, but the strengths they show off for Mumphrey are impressive. He has a quick, short arm release on his passes and is generally very accurate on his throws, even the deeper ones. He’s comfortable throwing on the run and can complete passes fairly easily while rolling out. That’s a skill that’s hard to acquire. He’s also a dynamic runner and has the speed of a wide receiver.
His passes aren’t always tight spirals, but for the most part he’s accurate with his passes and finds his target. His size isn’t ideal either, as he’s listed at just 6-foot, 186. He doesn’t have the typical big body you want in a quarterback.
But for the small amount of faults he appears to have, Mumphrey makes up for it with his athleticism and deceptively good passing ability.
Mumphrey plays for John Ehret High School down in Marrero, Louisiana. Ehret is typically one of the better high school football teams in the area and in the state of Louisiana. Last year, Ehret went 9-4 overall with Mumphrey leading them. In his junior season, Mumphrey threw for 1,956 yards, 19 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing an incredible 75.8 percent of his 186 pass attempts. He also added 605 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries.
Expect Tennessee to be aggressive at the quarterback position in the 2019 class. And expect them to make Mumphrey one of their top targets as well.