Is Anthony Morelli Interested In Vols?

Could the nation's No. 3 rated quarterback be influenced by a late rush from Tennessee?

It doesn't seem likely since Anthony Morelli has been committed to Pittsburgh for six months, but that hasn't stopped schools from calling and one of those that hasn't lost his number is Tennessee

Morelli's father confirmed as much tonight in an interview with The Insiders.

"Schools are still calling," he said. "They still would like to have a chance at Anthony. All the Big 10 schools have contacted us and Tennessee as well. Tennessee looks to be a team where Anthony could start right away, as the QB position is much clearer."

Tennessee's quarterback picture cleared up considerably this week when Brian Brohm announced for Louisville, leaving the Vols with more serious questions as to who will run the offense next fall. The Vols have a commitment from Erik Ainge and are still in hot pursuit of Brent Schaeffer. Both are outstanding prospects with excellent potential but neither has started more than two years in high school and may not have the game experience needed to take over for the Tennessee next fall.

As a junior at Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Anthony Morelli completed 78-of-148 passes (53 percent) for 1,880 yards and 21 touchdowns. He averaged greater than 24 yards per completion. As a senior, Morelli was 96-of-184 passing for 1,649 yards, 15 TD passes and only 4 interceptions. As a four-year starter, Morelli was 268-of-590 passing for 5,244 yards and 56 touchdown passes.

Morelli has only visited Pittsburgh and could be a late addition to visit lists with Ohio State, Iowa, Penn State and Tennessee being the most prominent locales.

It's a long shot at best for Tennessee but, in recruiting, stranger things have happened.


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