6’5″ 243 pounds
When Joe Milton was a four-star out of Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla., Josh Heupel was trying to recruit him while serving as offensive coordinator of the Missouri Tigers. Initially from Florida’s Palm Beach County, Milton has great size and can be a drop-back or dual-threat.
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There’s a reason Heupel secured his transfer from the Michigan Wolverines. Milton is a guy he clearly has specific interest in, and that gives him a leg up immediately. Remember, Heupel’s preference for quarterbacks has traditionally been drop-back passers who are mobile, not necessarily dual-threat quarterbacks, and Milton fits that profile perfectly.
Make no mistake, there’s a great chance that Milton immediately becomes Tennessee football’s starter when he steps on campus. Heupel’s interest in him and his player profile all work in his favor. Having two years of eligibility left is also perfect because Milton has experience, and it would give Heupel a year to groom Tayven Jackson in 2022.
The only reason Milton isn’t No. 1 on this list is because he wasn’t able to score any points for his play specifically during the spring since he was out. Also, while he was out, one quarterback did indeed do just enough to stand out over everybody else. We close out our post by going to him.