Finally, we’re getting just a little bit of clarity on Tennessee’s quarterback chase in the 2021 class. After showing up in the top schools for Kaider Salter on Saturday, Tennessee landed in Christian Veilleux’s top four on Sunday.
Clemson, Duke and Penn State rounded out the list.
Veilleux is a 6-3, 200 pound pro-style quarterback out of Maryland. He’s the 291st ranked prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, the 15th ranked pro-style passer in the 2021 class.
Tennessee has been involved with Veilleux for some time now. Following his Tennessee offer in February of 2019, the four-star passer visited Knoxville for the first time in April last year. He then camped with the Vols in June, before visiting in the fall for the Mississippi State game. Veilleux returned to campus in January for a junior day event.
Of his four finalists, Tennessee has been after him the longest. Penn State offered last summer, while Clemson just officially offered in March. Duke sent out their offer in January of this year during Veilleux’s visit.
On the field, Veilleux’s touch really stands out. He’s able to win down the field with his trajectory, dropping passes where they need to be in deeper portions of the field. Veilleux isn’t known as a runner, but he offers you some athletic ability too.
Tennessee has been looking to find traction with a quarterback in the class of 2021. Between Veilleux and Salter, they’ve got a decent shot to land another highly ranked quarterback during this cycle.