It was clear that Tennessee's coaches were paying close attention to Chase Rettig, who flew in from California to be a part of Tuesday’s football camp.
The standout from San Clemente High School spent plenty of time chatting with UT’s offensive staff and often worked himself to the front of the quarterback line to make sure he got a proper tryout.
“It was important,” the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Rettig said of the chance to showcase his skills. “I feel like I didn’t get the opportunity to throw as much as I wanted to and they didn’t get to see me as much as I wanted them to so I was really excited that I got to throw in front of them.”
Rettig showed up for the afternoon session after missing the morning session because of a delayed flight.
Rettig doesn’t have a scholarship offer but is obviously enamored with UT. Rettig also visited the Vols during spring practice.
“I really like the school,” Rettig said. “I always had an interest in Tennessee. I’m just going to let it take care of itself and I think stuff will start to happen.”
Rettig and Brunetti appeared to be the best quarterback prospects at UT’s camp on Tuesday.
UT is expecting some higher profile quarterbacks at its next camp on June 18-20.