Who? Harrison Bailey
What? Quarterback prospect in the class of 2020
Where? Marietta, GA (Marietta High School)
-247 Sports ranking: 4-star. No. 85 player nationally. No. 3 pro-style quarterback. No. 8 player in Georgia.
-247 Sports composite ranking: 4-star. No. 59 player nationally. No. 3 pro-style quarterback. No. 7 player in Georgia.
-Rivals ranking: 4-star. No. 27 player nationally. No. 2 pro-style quarterback. No. 5 player in Georgia.
-ESPN Ranking: 4-star. No. 115 player nationally. No. 9 pocket-passer. No. 14 player in Georgia.
2020 pro-style quarterback Harrison Bailey has been in the crosshairs of the UT football coaching staff for quite some time now. And on Thursday afternoon, their efforts paid off as Bailey announced that he will be continuing his football career with the Vols during a ceremony in his hometown of Marietta, GA. Jeremy Pruitt’s Twitter account posted a quick reaction to Bailey’s announcement…
— Jeremy Pruitt (@CoachJPruitt) November 29, 2018
Bailey had zeroed in on Tennessee and the Michigan Wolverines going into his decision. In fact, many recruiting experts and pundits were under the impression that Bailey was leaning towards Michigan. At the end of the day, the Vols weathered the storm and landed a blue-chip signal caller.
In addition to UT and UM, Bailey has an offer sheet filled with the likes of: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas A & M.
247 Sports has Bailey pegged at the height of 6-foot-4 and a weight of 217 pounds. Bailey could really thrive in UT’s strength and conditioning program and bulk up. The youngster possesses all the tools that coaches search for in a quarterback.
Pop in his tape, and you see a guy who can throw laser beam darts on the intermediate routes but also presents a deadly threat when it comes to the long ball. He is sneaky fast, as well, and has the ability to buy time for throws on longer routes. It is worth noting he is certainly not a burner, but he can scoot around and make some things happen with his legs. Simply put, Bailey has it all.