Tennessee has already signed 2019 quarterback prospect and Elite 11 finalist Brian Maurer, in fact, he’s already enrolled in Knoxville, but now that Jeremy Pruitt has a new offensive coordinator, the Volunteers are pursuing another potential arm for the program’s latest recruiting class.
New Orleans native Lance Legendre is set to officially visit Tennessee this weekend, which represents one of the final weekends for 2019 prospects to visit colleges leading up to National Signing Day in early February.
Legendre is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound four-star athlete and is currently listed as the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback. He’s also listed as the No. 258 overall recruit for the 2019 cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Aside from his visit to Knoxville, Legendre is scheduled to visit Florida State and Miami leading up to National Signing Day.
The Volunteers currently don’t have a quarterback on the roster with Legendre’s athleticism, which makes him an intriguing prospect for Pruitt’s program. Should he sign with the Vols, there’s a chance he could see the field earlier than any young QB on the roster, provided he could add value to the offense in the running game with certain packages, which may lead to the use of trick plays that Chaney has shown his willingness to run during his coaching career.
To get an idea of what Legendre can do on the gridiron, check out his senior season highlight reel for Easton High School out of New Orleans: