Tennessee missed on Class of 2019 quarterback Sam Howell this week, which wasn’t a total surprise.
The Volunteers had backed off his recruitment the past few weeks to look elsewhere at the position. The curious thing is it’s not clear where the Vols really are looking for a quarterback in that class.
WMNL’s Josh Ward and SEC Country’s Blake Morgan break down where the Vols stand with the players Tennessee is recruiting.
New Orleans prospect Lance LeGendre hears from coach Jeremy Pruitt a few times every week. He’s 6-foot-3, 214 pounds and has a strong arm. The only problem is he’s a Kansas commit, so the Vols already are working from behind.
The Vols also are involved with pro-style quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, but he is likely an Alabama lean. He’s the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa, who helped lead the Crimson Tide to victory in the National Championship Game. He’s a great prospect, but it will be hard to get him away from Alabama.
Tennessee’s quarterback of the immediate future might not have been identified by the coaching staff yet, either. The Volunteers return sophomores Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride. Signee JT Shrout has plenty of potential to develop as well.
Ward also plays some audio from Pruitt’s press conference on Thursday.