Tennessee will be looking to add at least one quarterback in their 2019 recruiting class. They’ll be on the search for their quarterback of the future in this class, but they may also add two quarterbacks to bolster depth and encourage competition.
The Vols have already offered a few different quarterbacks in the 2019 class. And they extended a scholarship to another QB on Tuesday.
Max Duggan, a four-star dual-threat quarterback out of Iowa, picked up an offer from the Vols on Tuesday. Tennessee joins schools like Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon, Nebraska, and Iowa in the battle to land the talented quarterback.
— Max Duggan (@MaxDuggan_10) February 20, 2018
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Duggan is the No. 264 overall player and No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class. Scott Frost and Nebraska have the early edge for Duggan, but several other schools are trying to sway him. Oregon offered Duggan the same day as Tennessee, and Ohio State offered him back in December.
At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Duggan has the type of size that should pan out just fine in college. And his film shows off some impressive skills.
Duggan is the true definition of a dual-threat quarterback. He’s pass first, but he’s dangerous when he tucks and runs as well. Duggan has a smooth delivery and can throw bombs on a frozen rope. He’s smart and knows how to read defenses well, and he’s more than capable of throwing on the run and delivering accurate passes while doing so. Duggan has a strong arm and shows poise in the pocket. He needs to work on his touch on some of his passes, but that’s something that comes with time for most younger quarterbacks.
In his high school career, Duggan has accounted for 62 total touchdowns. He’s completed 277 of his 454 pass attempts for 3,760 yards, 35 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. He’s also accounted for 1,464 rushing yards and 27 scores. He did suffer an injury last season and is currently recovering from surgery, but he’s expected to be fine for his senior season of football.
Duggan is a multi-sport athlete who also plays basketball and competes with the track team at Lewis Central High School. He also plans on playing baseball this summer as well.
Stealing Duggan away from Nebraska won’t be easy. The Cornhuskers already have a solid relationship with him, and Duggan is likely looking to commit in either the spring or summer. But if Jeremy Pruitt and Tyson Helton really want Duggan, expect them to put up a big fight to try and land him.