Vols Make Four-Star QB’s Top 10; What Does UT Have To Do?


Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones talks about his teams win over the South Carolina Gamecocks following the game at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee ended up having one of the top 2014 recruiting classes in the nation, but that class didn’t include a quarterback.

Which means quarterback will be a position of emphasis in the 2015 class.

There are plenty of great prospects in the 2015 class, but perhaps none that fits Butch Jones’ offensive scheme better that Jarrett Stidham.

Stidham is a 6’3″/190 lb dual-threat quarterback from Stephenville, TX (Stephenville). 247Sports’ composite rankings have him as the second best dual threat quarterback in the nation and the sixth best player in the state of Texas.

The four-star quarterback, who reportedly runs a 4.57 in the 40-yard dash, released his top ten schools on Thursday evening.

The most glaring exception from the list has to be Texas.

New Texas head coach Charlie Strong visited with Stidham on January 30, but apparently didn’t impress the talented Texas native.

Stidham is obviously going to be a highly sought after quarterback. Butch Jones and his staff will have their work cut out for them with teams like Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Texas A&M in the mix.

The Vols had a great recruiting class in 2014 based on the promise to help bring Tennessee back to the top.

UT will now have to prove their capable of rising to national prominence again with some wins in 2014, in order to land players like Stidham in 2015.