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Vols ‘Standing Out’ for Elite 2021 QB Veilleux

by | Sep 24, 2019

Christian Veilleux is one of the elite pro-style passers in the 2021 class. The Canadian signal-caller made a trip to Tennessee over the summer, and it made a big impression him. Since September 1st of this year, when college coaches could reach out first, his recruitment has heated up, and the Vols are right in the thick of things. He discusses his recruitment and Tennessee here.

Veilleux said, “schools that are currently sticking out to me are Tennessee, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, West Virginia, and South Carolina.”

Things changed a little bit when the new contact period for Juniors rolled around on September 1st. Veilleux said, “I would say it revealed to me who is really interested in me and who would really like to recruit me.”

He went on to say during that time, “Tennessee is definitely one of the schools that stood out.”

Communication with the Vols has been consistent and by committee. He added, ” I would say Coach Weinke is the main person that I talk to, although I hear from Coach Chaney, Pruitt, and Osovet as well.”

Tennessee’s message has been clear, “they have expressed their interest and how strongly they would like for me to join Tennessee football.”

The thing that stands out the most about the Vols, Veilleux said, “Is the tradition and the campus. They have had success in recent years, and their program has always been known as a good one.”

He went on to say, “Their campus is very beautiful. My dad and I loved it when we were down there in the Spring.”

Veilleux has spent plenty of time on the road evaluating schools and will continue to do so. He said what he is looking for in a program is, “an offense that fits my style of play, an offense that has pro and spread aspects.”

Veilleux said in the self-evaluation of his game when asked, “I would say my game is confident and poised. I like to throw the ball in every situation and I don’t shy away from the big moments.”

It seems that nowadays quarterbacks are some of the earliest prospects to jump and commit so that they do not have to worry about having a spot later down the road. When asked of a commitment timeframe, Veilleux said, “I believe that my decision will be made whenever I feel comfortable. I do not have a set time or date in mind yet.”

The pro-style passer is rated as the 120th prospect in the country, No. 9 pro-style QB, and No. 7 prospect from the state of Maryland for 2021, according to Rivals.com

Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Recruiting Analyst

Matt Ray is the managing content editor for VR2. He founded VR2 in November of 2017. He is an FWAA Member and covers Tennessee prospects across the country from the Opening Regional Camp series to Under Armour All-American game and everything in between.

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