What Tennessee recruit needs to know to make a difference at QB

The Tennessee Volunteers were not the only SEC team to get in on the recruiting wave, but a number of programs were in on it as well.

The Vols signed two top prospects to their class, but it was one that was particularly impressive.

The Volunteers were able to snag former Florida State quarterback Austin Allen on Thursday.

The former walk-on has been working with the Vols since last year and is expected to make his collegiate debut this year.

He is projected as a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports.

The Tennessee native will be a true freshman in 2019, so it is hard to imagine the Volte would have much interest in bringing him in if they had no other offers for him.

That was certainly the case for Vanderbilt, which landed the two-star prospect on Thursday after signing former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham to a scholarship in the Class of 2019.

Allen is a former four-star athlete from Florida State who has a big arm, plus athleticism.

He completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,037 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.

He also rushed for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Allen was one of the top quarterbacks in the country in 2017, completing 66 percent of passes for 2,715 yards and 19 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder has the arm strength to play in the pocket, and he had six touchdowns in just eight games in 2017.

The former first-round pick also rushed 24 times for 171 yards and three touchdowns in his final season at Florida State.