Top prospects for Vols at QB
Haynes King; 4-star
6’2″ 175 lbs; Longview, Texas; Longview High School
Tennessee football has already struck gold with a four-star pro-style quarterback for its 2020 recruiting class. But if the Vols got a four-star dual-threat quarterback as well, Jeremy Pruitt would ace recruiting quarterbacks this year. Haynes King, a Texas product, is just that. He is the No. 7 ranked dual-threat quarterback nationally and has pretty good size for a dual-threat at 6’2″.
Right now, the Texas A&M Aggies are the overwhelming favorites to land him, at 100 percent on the 247Sports Crystal Ball and Rivals FutureCast and with a plurality of 44 percent on the FanFutureCast. However, the Vols are still making a push for him, and if they pulled off this steal from Jimbo Fisher, it would be a major recruiting heist for Pruitt.
Malik Hornsby; 4-star
6’3″ 180 lbs; Missouri City, Texas; Fort Bend Marshall High School
Malik Hornsby is actually a higher-rated dual-threat prospect than Haynes King. However, the Vols are not in as serious of contention for him. They have offered him, though, and he’s another Texas guy who would be a huge steal. Ranked a top 200 player nationally, Hornsby is the No. 5 ranked dual-threat on Rivals.
Predictions for him are all over the place, with the North Carolina Tar Heels as the favorite to land him on the Rivals Future Cast at 75 percent but only at 33 percent on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Meanwhile, the Texas A&M Aggies by a plurality of 42 percent are the favorites on the Rivals Fan Future Cast to land him. Simply put, UT is a major outsider, but Hornsby would be a great steal.