Even if the Tennessee Vols don’t reach a bowl game in 2019, there will still be a lot of hope entering the 2020 season.
That’s mainly because of four-star quarterback Harrison Bailey — the nation’s No. 3 rated pro-style quarterback, who committed to Tennessee nearly a year ago.
Bailey, 6-foot-4/224 lbs from Marietta, GA (Marietta High School), is a rare talent who has the potential to be a star in the SEC. And he showed off that star quality on Friday night in Marietta’s 63-35 win against North Cobb High School.
The promising UT commit barely played in the second half, but he still lit up the stat sheet. Bailey tossed for 294 yards and five touchdowns, while only playing one possession in the third quarter.
Final…MARIETTA 63-35. Great game, even the rain held off till end. HARRISON BAILEY finished night 12-14/294/5 TDs. Only played 1 possession in 3Q. Huge game next week vs Hillgrove @ Northcutt. More deets later. #mariettabluedevils
— Mark Woolard (@BigBlueCaddy) October 26, 2019
The 63 points that North Cobb allowed is tied for the most the program has ever allowed in a game (they previously allowed 63 points in 2012 against Lovejoy, the high school that former Vol wide receiver Preston Williams attended).
It’s pretty obvious that Bailey has a bight future. Not only does he have the abilities to be a great player in the SEC, but he could easily be playing on Sundays after his time at Tennessee.
HB5️⃣ it’s official
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) October 24, 2019
The most important thing the Vols can do this fall is hold on to Bailey. If they lose his commitment, it could be disastrous for Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class.
For now, however, Bailey doesn’t show any signs of wavering on his pledge to UT.
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