KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No person has emerged as a front-runner in Tennessee’s quarterback pageant, trainer Jeremy Pruitt mentioned Sunday.

Incumbent starter Jarrett Guarantano is trying to carry off demanding situations from Stanford graduate switch Keller Chryst, sophomore Will McBride and freshman JT Shrout.

“Should you glance over all of the practices, there may be actually no one (who is) roughly separated himself but,” Pruitt mentioned after the Vols’ first preseason scrimmage.

Guarantano began six of Tennessee’s ultimate seven video games as a redshirt freshman closing season and finished 61.nine % of his passes for 997 yards with 4 touchdowns and two interceptions.

Chryst gained 11 of his 13 occupation begins at Stanford however misplaced his activity to Ok.J. Costello closing season. Chryst finished 54.2 % of his passes for 962 yards with 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in 2017.

“Either one of them have actually completed some excellent stuff, speaking about J.G. and Keller,” Pruitt mentioned. “Will McBride performed as of late with our twos (second-team offense) so much, and Will’s had a cast camp. JT Shrout, he can have the most productive arm out of them all, however he is were given to be informed what is going on. He can spin it. He is simply were given to determine it out.”

McBride finished 42.five % of his passes for 152 yards with one landing and two interceptions closing season. He began one recreation for Tennessee instead of an injured Guarantano.

Tennessee opens the season Sept. 1 in opposition to West Virginia at Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vols are looking to soar again from a season wherein they went Four-Eight, set a college document for losses and went winless in Southeastern Convention pageant.

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