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Jarrett Guarantano announces transfer from Tennessee to Washington State

This sure is a surprise!

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The football season ended Dec. 19 and since then all has been quiet on the football front. That all changed yesterday when now-former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano announced his transfer to Washington State:

He’ll have one year of eligibility and was originally a 2016 four-star prospect out of Bergen Catholic in New Jersey. He was the nation’s top-rated dual threat quarterback coming out of high school and played four years at Tennessee. Guarantano is a career 61.1% passer and went 8-5 his junior season—Tennessee’s only winning season with him behind center. He’s had his ups and downs at Tennessee and lost his starting job this past season, so perhaps a change of scenery is what he needs.

Guarantano joins a WSU team that already has four quarterbacks on the roster in Cammon Cooper, Gunner Cruz, Jayden de Laura and walk-on Victor Gabalis, and a fifth coming next fall in Xavier Ward. None of the four on the 2020 roster lost a year of eligibility, and with de Laura playing most of the season as a true freshman, something tells me somebody is packing his bags and transferring.

Hopefully WSU and Guarantano will get a solid spring football session to get acclimated.

It will all work itself out, like it always does.


If a WSU quarterback transfers this offseason, who will it be?

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  • 57%
    Cammon Cooper
    (291 votes)
  • 29%
    Gunner Cruz
    (150 votes)
  • 6%
    Jayden de Laura
    (35 votes)
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    Victor Gabalis
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