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Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano predicts Vols are ‘soon to be the SEC champions’

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Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano doesn’t lack for bravado.

Speaking after the team’s first spring practice Tuesday about the spotlight he feels as one of the quarterbacks competing to replace Josh Dobbs this season, he slipped in a bold prediction.

“Every single step is being watched,” said Guarantano, a redshirt freshman. “I go to class, I’m being watched. On Twitter I’m being watched, on Instagram, all those types of things. But that’s what comes with the job, that’s what comes with being quarterback at a big university, a university that’s soon to be the SEC champions.”

Guarantano was a four-star prospect in the 2016 signing class who 247Sports Composite ranked as the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He did not see the field playing behind Dobbs a season ago.

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Guarantano will be competing with junior Quinten Dormady for the Vols’ vacant starting quarterback.

Guarantano recently spent spring break working with noted quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr., mentor to such players as Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.

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