As signal callers are making their decisions public left and right, Zach Gentry is becoming one of the most coveted remaining quarterbacks in the nation.
Tuesday, he told Rivals.com that he’s down to roughly a top four–though he’s not completely ruling out the other nine scholarship offers he has. The two newest “kids on the block” for him are Texas and Alabama, as both mega programs need a 2015 quarterback badly–and the 6-foot-7 New Mexico QB with wheels would fit perfectly. Tennessee and Oklahoma State have been on Gentry for a long time, but those two schools have interesting dynamics at QB–Tennessee seems to be gradually gaining steam with the most coveted remaining QB in the country, Torrance Gibson. And Oklahoma State already has a commitment at the position.
If Gibson decided to go with Ohio State or some other school, it would seem natural that Gentry was the next option. But the question is, with offers from powers like Bama and Texas, does Gentry really want to wait that long with Tennessee? Plus, he does have connections with Charlie Strong’s staff from their days at Louisville.
Meanwhile, Bama and Texas have no guarantees at the position and things are going to tighten up very quickly. Don’t be surprised if the Tide and Longhorns make a lot of headway with the quarterback with the upcoming visits. Gentry will visit both schools within the next week. He checked out Tennessee in late March and Oklahoma State earlier this month.
Welcome to the QB chess match, folks.