The Tennessee coaching staff has put a lot of faith into quarterback signee JT Shrout.
He’s the only commit at the position in the Class of 2018 for the Vols. The coaching staff is betting on his long-term potential.
NFL scouts became enamored with Shrout at the QB Collective camp over the summer. Richmond Flowers III founded the camp and joined WMNL’s Josh Ward to discuss why the buzz built around the Newhall, Calif., native.
“[The scouts] saw something they see on a daily bases relative to what they look for in the NFL,” Flowers III said. “If you’ve got that, now it’s just a matter of taking it and honing it. Again, JT only played his senior year, but certainly, he has the qualities coaches look for at the highest level.”
Shrout was a backup through high school. His lone season as a started had some mixed results. He threw for 3,064 yards and 27 touchdowns but also had 26 interceptions.
At 6-foot-3, 190-pounds the gunslinger has the size and arm that makes scouts envision the NFL. There’s a lot of room to grow, though.
Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton went all-in to get Shrout. He’s betting he’s the guy to unlock the potential.
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