South Carolina QB has Vols high on list

It appears that a South Carolina signal caller is the quarterback that is high on the Vols wish list. InsideTennessee.com caught up with Rock Hill signal caller Justin Worley to get his thoughts on the Vols. He has been to Rocky Top on four different occasions. Go "Inside" to get his thoughts on UT and where the Vols stand with the quarterback.

It's all about building relationships for one of the Southeast's top quarterbacks.

For Rock Hill, South Carolina, signal caller Justin Worley, that means taking visits and getting to know the college coaching staffs at each school that he is currently interested in.

Worley, who is thought to be Tennessee's top target at the quarterback position, has made four visits to Rocky Top.

"I have really gotten to know the Tennessee coaching staff really well over the last six months," Worley told InsideTennessee.com. "I have spent a lot of time with Coach (Jim) Chaney and Coach (Darin) Hinshaw. They are both great coaches and great people."

There are several things that have stood out about Tennessee to Worley.

"Knoxville is such a unique college town," Worley said. "It's bigger than a lot of college towns but still has that college town feel. There is something about it that draws me to it."

"I love the tradition that comes with the Tennessee Football program," Worley said. "I love the game day atmosphere and 100,000 fans all wearing orange and all there for the same reason, pulling for the Vols."

How does Tennessee stand with Worley?

"They are definitely one of my favorites," Worley said. "I hope by the end of the summer I will have a final decision."

Worley plans on taking a few more visits this summer before making that final choice.

"I will definitely take trips to Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU and day trips to North Carolina and Tennessee. After those trips hopefully I will have a better idea of where I will end up."

Is Worley going to be an early enrollee at the college of his choice?

"It really depends on what school I choose and their situation at quarterback," Worley said. "It's definitely a possibility."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete is known for his poise in the pocket and his leadership on and off the field.

"I'm the type that leads by example," Worley said. "As the leader of the offense you have to also be vocal and take command of your team and huddle. I feel that I do a good job earning the confidence of my teammates."

His vision and ability to read a defense is another one of his strengths.

"I have always been told I see the field really well," Worley said. "I do a good job going through my reads and progressions."

According to Worley, finding the right fit for him athletically and academically is very important to the talented signal caller.

"I want to get a great education," Worley said. "I want to find a coaching staff that I truly love being around all the time. Football tradition is important to me and how comfortable I feel overall. I want to feel at home."

Worley threw for 3,641 yards and 50 touchdowns as a sophomore and earned national sophomore player of the year honors by MaxPreps.


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