Report: Tennessee QB enters NCAA transfer portal minutes after the Vols loss to Texas A&M
Jarrett Guarantano may have played his final game on Rocky Top.
AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reports that the redshirt senior has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Entering the portal does not mean a player has to leave the team. The majority of known portal entrants do transfer out, but some withdraw and return to the game.
Guarantano graduated from Tennessee in December 2019. He will have immediate eligibility in 2021. Guarantano would be in the sixth year of his NCAA career. Ahead of the 2020 college football season, the NCAA stated the season would not count toward the “play 4 in 5” eligibility rules and all players would enter the 2021 season in the same standing as they did this fall.
Out of Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, Guarantano was rated the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback prospect of the 2016 class on the 247Sports Composite. He originally committed to Tennessee on April 15, 2015.
Guarantano never quite lived up to his high 4-star billing. He was benched this season, appearing in only 7 games. Guarantano’s last appearance came against Auburn on Nov. 21.
Over the last four seasons, Guarantano appeared in 41 games. He was 494-of-808 passing, a 61.1 completion percentage, for 6,174 yards, 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Guarantano also rushed for 5 TDs, including 4 this season.
Guarantano’s most productive year was 2019, when he threw for 2,158 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.