KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jarrett Guarantano has not won the quarterback competition at Tennessee, but he’s surely winning the battle as most-hyped.
Guarantano, a Tennessee football redshirt freshman, spent his spring break working with renowned QB guru George Whitfield in San Diego, and the results were impressive.
Whitfield took to Twitter on Sunday night to post that Guarantano “Possessed a maturity respected by the vets. Arm talent is peerless …. “
— George Whitfield Jr. (@georgewhitfield) March 19, 2017
Coach Butch Jones has said the competition is open for new quarterbacks coach Mike Canales to work with Guarantano, Quinten Dormady, Sheriron Jones and incoming freshman Will McBride.
The Vols open spring football drills on Tuesday, though a source told SEC Country that Jones is not expected to have a timeline for determining Tennessee’s new starting quarterback.
Departing QB Josh Dobbs led the SEC in pass efficiency and touchdowns last season, and after strong performances at the Senior Bowl and NFL combine is considered among the top 5 at his position leading up to the draft.