Jarrett Guarantano transfers to Washington St.

Jarrett Guarantano is heading to the Pac-12.

The Tennessee quarterback introduced Friday night time that he was heading to Washington State. Guarantano began the 2020 season as Tennessee’s starter however was changed by Harrison Bailey because the Volunteers completed the season 3-7.

Guarantano is transferring to Washington State to make use of the additional 12 months of eligibility that’s afforded him by the NCAA’s COVID-19 rule granted to all school athletes this 12 months.

Guarantano bought vital enjoying time in every of his 4 seasons at Tennessee. He performed in 9 video games as a freshman in 2017 and threw 139 passes.

That propelled him to Tennessee’s beginning QB in 2018 and 2019. However Guarantano by no means performed effectively sufficient throughout a full season to ascertain himself because the undisputed starter. He threw 28 touchdowns over these two seasons and tossed 11 interceptions whereas throwing for over 4,000 yards.

Issues regressed in 2020. Guarantano was 103-of-166 passing however threw for simply 1,112 yards. The 6.7 yards per try was the bottom passing common of his profession. He additionally threw simply six touchdowns to 4 interceptions.

Guarantano’s final enjoying time got here in UT’s seventh sport of the season. He was 15-of-23 passing for 156 yards and an interception in a loss to Auburn. That was Tennessee’s fifth consecutive loss — the Vols ended the season dropping seven of their final eight video games.

The New Jersey native was a four-star recruit within the class of 2016. He was the No. Three dual-threat quarterback within the class of 2016.

In transferring to Washington State he joins a quarterback room that options freshman Jayden De Laura. He was the crew’s major quarterback in 2020 because the Cougars went 1-3. De Laura was 78-of-129 passing for 886 yards and threw 5 TDs to 4 interceptions.

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano throws a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano is transferring to Washington State. (AP Photograph/Butch Dill)

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