2020 four-star quarterback Haynes King told Rivals this past weekend that he’s hoping to announce his commitment before the end of June.
King is coming off an official visit to Tennessee (his second visit to Rocky Top since spring). The dynamic quarterback, who took an official visit to Texas A&M at the end of May, is scheduled to take official visits to Auburn and Duke before making his final decision.
The Texas native told Rivals that Tennessee is “right at the top of the conversation” for him. King cited his relationships with Jim Chaney, Chris Weinke and Jeremy Pruitt, as well as the “feel” of Knoxville, as his reasons for liking the Vols.
King, who reportedly runs the 40 yard dash in 4.50 seconds, is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 player in the state of Texas and the No. 2 dual threat quarterback in the nation.
247Sports recruiting evaluator Gabe Brooks describes King as a player who can extend plays with his athleticism. He also mentioned that King plays with a “calm” and “poised” demeanor and noted that he has a high football IQ. Brooks compared King to Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, saying he has the potential to be drafted on day two of the NFL draft.
The Vols already have a commitment from 2020 four-star quarterback Harrison Bailey, but that clearly isn’t deterring them from going after King. That’s a smart move on Tennessee’s part. Casting a wide net when it comes to quarterbacks is always the right strategy (especially for a rebuilding program). It’s tough to land a good one, so UT might as well sign a couple and let them compete.
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