Free Press sports writers Nick Baumgardner, Orion Sang and Shawn Windsor break down Michigan basketball’s win over North Carolina on Nov. 28, 2018.
Nick Baumgardner and Shawn Windsor and Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press
Michigan lost out on a highly touted quarterback recruit Thursday afternoon.
Marietta (Ga.) quarterback Harrison Bailey picked Tennessee over the Wolverines during an announcement ceremony at his school.
Bailey is one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2020 and was a top target for Michigan.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Bailey is the No. 59 overall prospect in the nation. As a junior, the 4-star prospect completed 212 of 335 passes for 2,809 yards with 29 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Michigan recruited Bailey hard. His decision means the Wolverines are still searching for a quarterback in the 2020 class.
“I think they’d be in very good shape with a kid named Jay Butterfield, out of Liberty High School in Southern California,” said 247Sports analyst Steve Lorenz. “Partridge’s brother is actually his high school head coach. Top 100 guy as well. I think he’d be the next guy on the list. Another kid would be Parker McQuarrie, out of New Hampshire. I don’t think it’d be this horrible thing that they can’t overcome.”
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