Four-Star QB “Can’t Wait to Be Back” after Visit to Tennessee

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    (Photo via @VeilleuxQB11 on Twitter)

    Tennessee has hosted a number of recruits on campus this weekend, and they’re still set to have a few more on campus today and tomorrow, most notably four-star 2020 athlete Dee Beckwith. But Friday and Saturday was spent hosting a lot of 2021 and 2022 prospects, and one of the Vols’ top quarterback targets in the 2021 class was back on campus.

    Four-star pro-style quarterback Christian Veilleux out of Potomac, Maryland took another visit to UT’s campus this weekend, and he posted on social media that he “can’t wait to be back” after this weekend’s trip.

    The 6-foot-3, 201-pound quarterback plays for The Bullis School and is rated as the No. 280 overall prospect and No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He holds offers from Michigan, Penn State, South Carolina, Kentucky, and others.

    In an interview with VR2, our recruiting partners here at RTI, Veilleux said that Tennessee’s hospitality really stood out to him, and UT’s coaches really made him feel important.

    “What stood out was the hospitality and the love I felt throughout the day,” Veilleux told Matt Ray of VR2. “The coaches demonstrated my importance to them.”

    Tennessee offered Veilleux back in late February of last year, and Saturday marked at least the fourth time the talented quarterback has been to UT’s campus. Tennessee’s Director of Programming for Football, Joe Osovet, visited Veilleux earlier in the week once the dead period lifted.

    Veilleux has a cannon of an arm, and he can throw some pretty deep balls. He puts the appropriate amount of touch on his passes, and he can make a variety of throws. He also has good mobility and can extend plays with his legs. Veilleux isn’t the most dynamic runner at the quarterback position, but he has enough speed and elusiveness to keep plays alive and also pick up chunks of yards if a play breaks down.

    As a junior for The Bullis School, Veilleux threw for 2,006 yards, 29 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while also running for 147 yards and five scores.

    Tennessee already has four prospects committed to them in their 2021 class, but none of those commits are quarterbacks. The Vols have offered over a dozen quarterbacks in the 2021 cycle, and Veilleux is one of their top targets along with five-star Brock Vandagriff and four-star Alabama commit Drake Maye.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.