Tennessee has already gotten quarterback depth and competition out of the transfer portal. Most recently, they grabbed former Virginia Tech starter Hendon Hooker, who is currently competing for the starting job during spring practice.
On Monday morning, Josh Heupel landed yet another signal caller for 2021, as it was announced that former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton will be taking his talents to Knoxville. In fact, he’s already listed in the UT Student Directory, according to VolQuest.com.
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This is obviously big news for the first-year coaching staff at Tennessee.
Milton had been a part of the Michigan program since 2018. After spending a couple seasons behind Shae Patterson, he got a chance to start five of Michigan’s six games this past season.
The results weren’t anything to write home about — 1,077 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions — but Milton is a huge addition to the quarterback room nonetheless. In his career, the 6-foot-5, 243 pound gunslinger has completed 56.6 percent of his 152 pass attempts for 1,194 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions.
Even his experience alone will be helpful, but he’s a talented guy capable of winning the starting spot over Hooker, sophomore Harrison Bailey and several others.
Coming out of high school, Milton was rated as the four-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was the nation’s No. 204 overall prospect, No. 9 pro-style quarterback and No. 35 player from his home state of Florida.
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