The announcement dashed the hopes of Rutgers coaches and fans who hoped the Oradell native and Bergen Catholic High star would choose to represent his state school. A member of the class of 2016, Guarantano narrowed a list of more than 40 scholarship offers to three finalists: Tennessee, Rutgers and Ohio State. While Ohio State signaled it was out of the running by landing another 2016 quarterback on Wednesday morning, Rutgers was in contention until the 6-foot-4, 196-pounder announced his intention to join the Volunteers at a ceremony in the Bergen Catholic library.
So on top of landing Jones, Jennings and Dormandy last year(all 4 star rated QBs), we're adding Guarantano in our next class, a 4 star(and projected to be 5 star when all is said and done) QB for next year's class.
When Butch Jones came here, our QBs were guys like Justin Worley and Nathan Peterman, and now we've moved on to landing 4 high end QB prospects in two classes(assuming this commit holds up, of course), on top of having Dobbs likely for the next two years.