Who has the University of Tennessee offered at quarterback?
We know that Scout.com’s No. 1 signal caller Jake Heaps has an offer, there are several quarterbacks listed on several data bases as dual threat guys, with most of those capable of playing multiple positions for the Vols. What pro style quarterbacks are the Vols looking at?
One quarterback that has appeared on the Vols’ radar is Ohio’s Andrew Hendrix. The talented signal caller recently took a trip to Knoxville last Tuesday to get a first hand look at the Tennessee Football program.
“I liked it a lot,” Hendrix told InsideTennessee.com recently. “I was very impressed with everything. The stadium was breathtaking empty; I can only imagine it full.”
Hendrix is already holding 10 official offers from the likes of Northwestern, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Cincinnati, Louisville, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and Boston College.
It’s the intrigue of playing in the SEC that might give Tennessee an advantage. While Hendrix is reluctant to name favorites, the Vols rank high for the talented signal caller.
“Tennessee is definitely up at the top,” Hendrix said. “I’m really staying open to everyone that is interested in me right now. I will probably narrow my list sometime in the next 30 days or so.”
So how close is Hendrix to receiving an official offer from Tennessee?
“They are telling me I’m really close,” Hendrix said. “They are supposed to come up and watch me practice and throw. They said they would let me know something after that.”
Hendrix was impressed with the Vols’ new coaching staff.
“I got a chance to sit down and visit with Coach Lane Kiffin a lot,” Hendrix said. “I really like him a lot, I know he gets a bad rap on ESPN but it’s definitely not deserved. If you meet him you realize that’s not the type of person he really is. He is very straight forward, I appreciate that a lot.”
According to Hendrix, the Vols coaching staff likes his quick release, how well he reads defense and how mobile he can be.
“I’m a really smart quarterback on the field,” Hendrix said. “They said they could see that on film. They like how well I recognize and read defenses.”
Hendrix, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete who runs a 4.7 forty, threw for over 1,700 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.