It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Tennessee, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating quarterbacks the last few years.
Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked quarterback coming out of Tennessee is 2012 Pitt signee Chad Voytik, who spent 2013 backing up Tom Savage. As far as SEC QBs coming from the Volunteer state, Barry Brunetti was the highest rated product coming out of high school. He originally signed with West Virginia, but ended up transferring to Ole Miss. He also had some off-the-field problems.
Here’s a look at the top quarterback recruits that came from the state of Tennessee since ’08.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|NO.||QUARTERBACK||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Chad Voytik||2012||Pitt||Cleveland||.9177||Backup quarterback in 2013|
|2.||Barry Brunetti||2010||West Virginia/Ole Miss||Memphis||.8999||Left Ole Miss program in Dec.|
|3.||Patton Robinette||2012||Vandy||Maryville||.8716||Started late in 2013 season|
|4.||Curt Phillips||2008||Wisconsin||Kingsport||.8715||Played sparingly for Badgers|
|5.||Will Gross||2012||Memphis||Memphis||.8694||Ended up going junior college route|
|6.||Max Staver||2013||Florida||Brentwood||.8472||Left Gators in Jan. to go JUCO|
|7.||C.J. Beathard||2012||Iowa||Franklin||.8359||Played in 5 games as R-Fr. In 2013|
|8.||A.J. Long||2014||Syracuse||Lebanon||.8290||Battled for starting job this spring|
|9.||Brent Stockstill||2013||Cincinnati/Midd. Tenn||Murfreesboro||.8105||Now playing for dad at MiddTenn|
|10.||Reese Phillips||2013||Kentucky||Signal Mtn.||.7991||In mix for starting job this fall|
|11.||Bo Wallace||2010||Ark. State/Ole Miss||Pulaski||.7889||Very underrated coming out of H.S.|