Vols QB situation having effect on recruiting

Tennessee is in its best shape at the quarterback position than in some years. One super sophomore, one super freshman, one other sophomore and an experienced senior.Go "Inside" for our breakdown and our take on the Vols Quarterback position.

Tennessee is in its best shape at the quarterback position than in some years.

One super sophomore, one super freshman, one other sophomore and an experienced senior.

That super sophomore Tyler Bray will be the Vols starter, barring injuries or off field incidents.

The Vols return a senior who has starter experience in Matt Simms.

Super true freshman and National Gatorade Player of the Year Justin Worley enrolled early and has a spring of experience underneath his belt.

Other sophomore quarterback Nash Nance is recovering from an early injury in the off-season and saw some spring action.

Those things are the good news for Vol Nation.

The bad news comes in the form of the 2012 recruiting class.

Tennessee Coaches targeted several top quarterbacks with four that we know of for sure garnering UT offers.

Zeke Pike opted for the Tigers of Auburn, Gunner Kiel is questioned about his interest with the Vols and a new offer recently was sent out. Another offer is being reported that a Memphis athlete has received an offer. Most quarterbacks in this class isn't showing a lot of attention to the Vols.


6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete

Ranked by Scout.com as a Five star prospect and rated as the overall No. 1 Quarterback in the nation.

It appears that the Vols QB depth situation may be a concern for this talented Indiana Signal Caller. Kiel grew up with Peyton Manning as one of his idols and appeared early on that the Vols might be in good with the quarterback.

It will be interesting to watch to see if Kiel continues to visit the Vols in the fall or will he make an early pledge to another school? Only time will tell. Surely the No. 1 QB in the nation isn't concerned about Tennessee's depth situation or will sway from competition.

Kiel has the size you want in a QB, and can also move and plays with his feet. He's not necessarily a dual threat, but is a tough, effective runner and can buy time with his mobility. He is very accurate, sees the field well and makes excellent decisions. He can make the throws and get the ball into traffic. His arm strength is good, but improvement can still be made to push it to elite. Is smart and a good leader as well.

Kiel is holding offers from Tennessee, Alabama, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue, Stanford, TCU, USC and Wisconsin.

Will Gross

Quarterback, 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal caller Memphis Melrose

Four Star prospect by Scout.com and is rated the No. 11 overall quarterback in the country

Gross, once thought to get an offer as an athlete, appears to be making a lot of noise as a solid and highly rated quarterback. He recently performed at the 7-7 regional matchup in Alabama and was listed as the best quarterback there.

Gross finished his junior season with 2,333 yards passing, 34 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Currently claims offers from Tennessee, Arkansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt.

Cyler Miles

Quarterback, 6-foot-2, 220-pound signal caller from Mullen HS in Denver Colorado

Tennessee's newest quarterback offer reported from the Denver prospect.

Miles completed 70 percent of his passes for over 2,100 yards with only two interceptions while guiding his team to an undefeated state championship.

Rated as a Three Star prospect by Scout.com and ranked as the No .14th QB in the nation.

Currently claims offers from Tennessee, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois, Pittsburgh, UCF, and Vanderbilt.


Expect one or two more offers to be extended before the summer time.

Tennessee won't take a quarterback just for the sake of taking one. It will have to be the right fit and they won't settle for just anyone.

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