Tennessee football: Ranking Vols four 2020 early enrollees by potential

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839. Marietta, Ga.. Harrison Bailey. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Quarterback. 2

Similar to Cooper Mays, Harrison Bailey is almost certainly not in line to be Tennessee football’s starter this year at his position. After all, the job is going to Jarrett Guarantano as he enters his redshirt senior year.

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However, Bailey, like Mays, has a great chance to get into the rotation. And yes, there is a rotation at quarterback. Jeremy Pruitt started three different players last year at the position, and more than one quarterback played at least a full series in over half the games last year. So being in the rotation means playing.

As a five-star quarterback with all the hype behind him, that means Bailey has a great chance to immediately work his way into that rotation. Brian Maurer and JT Shrout both struggled at times last year, so there’s a major opening for the No. 2 quarterback.

By being an early enrollee, the 6’4″ 220-pound prospect from Marietta High School in Georgia can pick up Jim Chaney’s offense and then be ready to compete for that role when the fall comes. That’s a huge deal. In fact, doing this almost makes Bailey a favorite to win that No. 2 spot, and it also gives him an outside shot at the starting job.

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Because of that, Bailey is No. 2 on our list. He has a chance like Mays to be in the rotation, and he comes with more hype and at a position that, well, rotated guys more last year. Watch out for what this guy shows on the field.