The quarterback class in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is loaded in the 2016 class and Jarrett Guarantano is one of the headliners. The Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic signal caller has a number of scholarship offers but there are a specific few that he really likes.
"I don't have a leader but I know that Tennessee, Clemson, Ohio State, North Carolina and Michigan State are five schools that I really like." Said the 6-foot-2, 192-pound Guarantano. "I like Louisville also with their new coaching staff."
The Volunteers, Tigers and Buckeyes are three schools Guarantano identified early in the recruiting process as schools he really wanted offers from.
"Ohio State was a school that I always liked growing up," he said. "I have family that always liked them so I grew up around it. The type of offense they run there and the type of people that are there make it a place I could possibly attend. I talk to coach Herman there a lot, once or twice a week. We talk about their system, how things are going there, how the quarterbacks look and how the depth chart would look if I were to commit. We get along really well.
"I actually love Tennessee," Guarantano said. "They have really grown on me the last couple of weeks and months. I'm really excited I got that offer. I love coach Butch and coach Bajakian. Coach Bajakian went to my school when he was in high school so we have a lot in common which is a great thing. It's a place I could play early and I would love the opportunity to do that.
"Out of all the places I've visited, I liked Clemson the most," he said. "The atmosphere there was great. That's a school I like very much. I really get along with coach Morris and coach Swinney is great coach all around."
The three schools that are on Guarantano the most have yet to offer him.
"Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida State are recruiting me the hardest," said Guarantano. "The first two schools have come up to my school multiple times and all of them really keep in contact with me. They like me a lot and think I'm the best quarterback out of all their prospects but they want to see me more in person. Alabama and Oklahoma want me to come down for their camp so I might do that and go to Auburn also. I might go to Florida State too but I don't know if that will work out yet."
Guarantano said that he wants to take a few more visits over the summer and if he feels like he has found the school for him, he will commit.