Tennessee has landed a commitment from perhaps their highest priority target in the 2020 class. Quarterback Harrison Bailey picked the Vols over Michigan today, providing the recruiting world with a mild upset.
Michigan was thought of as the leader for the past several months, but that changed last night. Several crystal ball projections came down in favor of Tennessee over the last 24 hours. Bailey was a massive target for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Bailey has seen the Tennessee campus five times this year, including three unofficial visits during the season. He attended the UTEP, Alabama and Missouri games.
The record setting 6-4 passer out of Marietta, Georgia is a teammate of Tennessee commit Ramel Keyton. In fact, Keyton is one of his favorite targets. When Keyton committed back in May, that set off plenty of speculation that Bailey could follow. Six months later, that came true.
Bailey is the 3rd ranked pro-style passer in the 2020 class, checking in at 59th overall. It’s worth noting that Bailey committed without an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach in place on staff at Tennessee.
According to Rivals, Tennessee has talked to Bailey about potentially reclassifying to the 2019 class. The Vols already have one quarterback committed to their 2019 class in three-star Brian Mauer.
Tennessee has also discussed the option of reclassifying to the 2019 class with Bailey, and the quarterback is at least open to the idea. He’s made no final decision there though, no matter where he commits Thursday (Via Rivals)