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Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano spending spring break with renowned QB coach

Jarrett Guarantano
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Tennessee redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano entered his college career with high expectations. Guarantano, a former four-star prospect, was the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback for the 2016 national signing class.

And so far, he’s taken the right steps this offseason to improve his chances at earning the vacant starting quarterback job this season following the departure of Josh Dobbs.

Per the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Guarantano is among a group of college quarterbacks training with quarterback coach George Whitfield in San Diego this week. Whitfield, who has worked with the likes of Cam Newton, credited the redshirt freshman’s attitude heading into the spring quarterback battle.

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“He doesn’t talk about having that spot. He just says he knows he has to go to work,” Whitfield said. “For a kid that has grown up with a lot of self-confidence, he has been very humble about what is coming around the corner. It’s good to hear he is taking that ground-level approach to this shuffle.”

Other notable attendees include Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush, TCU’s Kenny Hill, Indiana’s Richard Lagow and Wyoming’s Josh Allen. The players will work on their fundamentals and footwork, as well as study film of their performances during throwing sessions.

Tennessee begins spring practice this Tuesday.

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