Adding a bit more quarterback depth heading into the 2018 season has been a goal for the new coaching staff.
The Vols added one player to the quarterback room on Wednesday, according to a report by 247Sports’ Ryan Callahan. Tennessee received a commitment from Jacob Cendoya who will come to Knoxville as a preferred walk-on.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Cendoya was on campus Thursday last week.
— jacob cendoya (@JacobCendoya) March 1, 2018
The Johns Creek, Ga., native played football and baseball for Mount Pisgah Christian School. He threw for 2,679 yards and 31 touchdowns in his senior season. He also rushed for 1,127 yards and 17 touchdowns, according to his hudl video. Mount Pisgah finished with an 8-3 record.
Cendoya finished as the Georgia Class 1A School Private Player of the Year.
Tennessee returns Jarett Guarantano and Will McBride who both have starting quarterback experience. The Vols signed Newhall, Calif., native JT Shrout in the early signing period. Stanford graduate transfer Keller Chryst also committed to Tennessee and will join the team this summer.
Cendoya joins Bart Harris as the other preferred quarterback walk-on.
Tennessee signees on National Signing Day
- DE Greg Emerson, 4 stars, Jackson, Tenn.
- DT Brant Lawless, 4 stars, Nashville, Tenn.
- WR Alontae Taylor, 4 stars, Manchester, Tenn.
- T Jerome Carvin, 4 stars, Cordova, Tenn.
- TE Dominick Wood-Anderson, 4 stars, Spring Valley, Calif.
- OLB JJ Peterson, 4 stars, Moultrie, Ga.
- DE Jordan Allen, 4 stars, Fairfield, Calif.
- DT Emmit Gooden, 4 stars, Brownsville, Tenn.
- S Trevon Flowers, 3 stars, Tucker, Ga.
- DE John Mincey, 3 stars, Homerville, Ga.
- WR Cedric Tillman, 3 stars, Las Vegas, Nev.
- S Joesph Norwood, 3 stars, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- T Jahmir Johnson, 3 stars, Philadelphia
- RB Jeremy Banks, 3 stars, Cordova, Tenn.
- QB JT Shrout, 3 stars, Newhall, Calif.
- DT Kingston Harris, 3 stars, Bradenton, Fla.
- TE Jacob Warren, 3 stars, Knoxville, Tenn.
- G Ollie Lane, 3 stars, Corryton, Tenn.
- T Tanner Antonutti, 3 stars, Nashville, Tenn.
- P Paxton Brooks, 3 stars, West Columbia, S.C.