Jarrett Guarantano announces transfer destination

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    Tennessee transfer quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has announced his transfer destination.

    Guarantano, who announced he was transferring the day of Tennessee’s season-ending loss to Texas A&M, posted on Twitter Friday night that he would be finishing his collegiate career at Washington State.

    “Unbelievable opportunity,” Guarantano tweeted out. “Truly thankful and can’t wait to get to work! #GoCougs”

    Guarantano played in 41 games with 32 starts over his five year career on Rocky Top. He threw for 6,174 yards, 38 touchdowns and completed 61.1% of his passes. Guarantano had three career 300-yard games, 13 career multi-touchdown pass games and was one of just three Vols to throw for 400 yards in a game.

    The Lodi, New Jersey native ranks seventh in Tennessee history in passing yards (6,174), sixth in passing touchdowns (38), seventh in completions (494) and seventh in total offense (6,122). He accounted for 43 career scores – 38 passing and five rushing.

    Guarantano threw for six touchdowns, 1,112 yards and four interceptions in seven starts this season. He completed 62% of his passes. He was coming off of a junior season in which he completed 59% of his passes for 2,158 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

    The 6-foot-4 signal caller signed with the Vols in the class of 2016 recruiting class as a four-star prospect out of Bergen Catholic. Guarantano was ranked as the No. 79 overall player in the country by the 247Sports composite rankings. He was considered the top dual-threat quarterback and the second-best player in the state of New Jersey.

    Guarantano redshirted during his true freshman season in 2016 while Josh Dobbs was wrapping up his senior career. He then lost the quarterback competition to Quentin Dormady during fall camp as a redshirt freshman to begin the 2017 season. Guarantano would be named midway through the season and he went on to throw for 997 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2018, his first season as Tennessee’s starting quarterback, Guarantano completed 62% of his passes for 1,907 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.