The Vols had one of the worst losses in program history to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, but 2021 quarterback Kaidon Salter is still “locked in.”
After the embarrassing performance by Tennessee, Salter tweeted out, “I wouldn’t commit to decommit, I’m locked in!!!! #GBO #VFL.”
— ksalt (@KaidonSalter_7) October 18, 2020
That’s refreshing news considering the crumbling state of the quarterback position on Rocky Top.
Jarrett Guarantano clearly isn’t the answer. I’ll be the first to admit I was holding out hope with another year under Jim Chaney — but I was wrong.
Last season I wanted to believe in Brian Maurer, but the dude couldn’t stay on the field. And sure, he brought a spark, but he threw too many interceptions and had a worst completion percentage on third downs than Guarantano.
J.T. Shrout has thrown one interception on one attempt this season. When you get a chance to play, you can’t turn the ball over, especially with how much Jeremy Pruitt loves Guarantano.
Finally, the jury is still out on Harrison Bailey. He saw his first action against Kentucky, going 1-of-4 for 24 yards. He didn’t throw an interception, so that’s positive news.
Bailey might be the answer, but keeping Salter, a four-star dual-threat quarterback is important.
“I wouldn’t commit to decommit, I’m locked in!!!! #GBO #VFL.” -Kaidon Salter-
According to 247Sports Composite, Salter is ranked 206th nationally and the 7th highest dual-threat. He’s ranked the 33rd highest prospect in Texas.
Salter picked the Vols over Auburn, South Carolina, Ole Miss, and many others.
He’s a very athletic player who can make plays with his arm and legs.
He’s actually a dual-threat, I promise.
However, he is a pass-first quarterback but can and will make plays with his legs.
I’ve debated on how high school quarterbacks view Tennessee. Some probably think the Vols coaching staff can’t develop talent. None of the guys on the current roster have improved.
Others may think the Vols don’t have talent for the coaching staff to develop.
Nonetheless, Salter is sticking with the Vols, and that’s a very good thing from a very embarrassing weekend.