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4-Star QB To Decide Between Michigan, Tennessee On Thursday

A general view of Michigan's football stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh is looking for a new quarterback to mentor, and may have found an ideal protege in Marietta junior Harrison Bailey. The Michigan football coach is suddenly facing opposition from an upstart SEC team though.

According to GoVols247 editor Ryan Callahan, Bailey's recruiting decision is expected to come down to either the Michigan Wolverines or Tennessee Volunteers.

Via the Knoxville News Sentinel:

“It is pretty clear that it’s down to Tennessee and Michigan," Callahan said. "If you’d ask people about a week ago, I think the consensus was that Michigan was probably the favorite, even though he has been to Tennessee more the past few months.

Harrison Bailey is scheduled to make his college decision on Thursday afternoon:

Callahan noted that while the Wolverines have been the favorite for a while, the Vols have become a contender in recent days.

“While the perception was maybe Michigan was the favorite up until the last several days, I think Tennessee still has a legitimate shot."

Among 2020 recruits, 247Sports has Bailey as the No. 59 ranked player in the country, the No. 3 ranked Pro-Style QB, and the No. 7 overall player from the state of Georgia.

The Knoxville News Sentinel report notes that Tennessee's 2020 recruiting class does not have a QB yet, but are bringing in three-star Florida native Brian Maurer. But the Wolverines don't have a QB for either their 2019 or 2020 recruiting classes yet.

Notably, one of Bailey's teammates, wide receiver Ramel Keyton, is already committed to Tennessee for 2019.

[Knoxville News Sentinel]