Jarrett Guarantano scouting report
Well over six feet tall (6'4) but only 200 pounds, Guarantano is a tall, lean prospect with good speed and surprising athleticism. On film, Guarantano shows a pro-style quarterback's mentality in a dual-threat quarterback's body, demonstrating good pocket awareness and using his elusiveness to escape pressure rather than move the chains. However, what really sets Guarantano apart from other elite quarterback prospects is his arm strength-- even routine throws seem to jump out of his hand with good velocity and a tight spiral. Deep routes thrown by young quarterbacks are often high arced rainbows, but long passes from Guarantano are crisp and flat arced, even over great distance. It's hard to tell how advanced his understanding of complex passing concepts are from his highlight video, but Guarantano has all of the physical tools of a can't miss prospect.
For more on Guarantano's recruiting impact in the 2016 class, please read our coverage from this morning: Top Target Guarantano Announcing Today
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Video of Guarantano's commitment
Bleacher Report has an exclusive video of Guarantano in Times Square discussing his finalists and commitment decision. Check it out here: Jarrett Guarantano's Commitment Video.