The Bergen Catholic (N.J.) School signal-caller appeared to accomplish both during his week-long stay in the Pacific Northwest, consistently getting heavy praise from Elite 11 coaches and counselors.
The Scout No. 1 quarterback in the East Region plans to return to Knoxville this weekend. A blue chip recruit may be with him as he doesn't live far from the No. 1 player in the nation, Rashan Gary.
The field general had a message for Big Orange Country shortly before heading home to New Jersey: "Go Vols and we're going to win a national championship."
See more of what Guarantano had to say to InsideTennessee, including his thoughts on Orange Carpet Day, an official visit to Knoxville and more by clicking play below: