Top Class of 2017 quarterback commit Hunter Johnson, a Tennessee commit since August, changed his mind on Monday, instead opting to commit to Clemson. Now a fellow quarterback who had planned on being his future teammate is wasting little time in subtweeting his new decision.
As noted by CollegeSpun, Bergen Catholic senior Jarrett Guarantano, one of the prized recruits in Tennessee’s Class of 2016, stood up for his program on social media almost immediately after Johnson announced that he was heading to Clemson instead of Knoxville.
Guarantano was quick to insist that he wasn’t explicitly “subtweeting” Johnson, though his messages gave a pretty clear indication otherwise. The comments aren’t likely to encourage Johnson, an Indiana native, to reconsider his decision, though that might be better in the long run for Guarantano anyway; less direct competition for the starting job means that the New Jersey native will have a better shot at getting on the field a lot sooner.