Jarrett Guarantano officially agreed to join Tennessee on Wednesday, as the Vols signed who they hope will be their quarterback of the future.
The 6-foot-4, 201-pound prospect from Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, N.J.) missed much of his senior season due to a foot injury, but he returned in Bergen Catholic’s semifinal game and nearly led his team to a state title.
“I’m not really into individual goals,” Guarantano told SEC Country shortly after that game. “I want to win SEC Championships and compete for national championships. “I’m just going to go onto campus (at Tennessee) as if I’m the starter. Obviously I know I’m not, but I’m going to treat everyday like I’m the starter and treat everything that’s going on like that.”
Guarantano is No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 2 prospect in New Jersey. He said he is intent on proving himself once he arrives on campus this summer.
“I think the one thing that I do have is show the veterans how hard of a worker I am,” Guarantano said. “To show them that I’m there to compete and make them better even if I’m on the scout team.”
Guarantano originally committed to Tennessee in April.