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Tennessee Football: Elite 2025 QBs Attend Season-Opener

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No. 12 Tennessee routed Virginia in Nissan Stadium on Saturday. Two top-targets for Tennessee Football were in attendance for the game.

Five-star quarterback George MacIntyre was in attendance, according to The Tennessean’s Tom Kreager. Four-star quarterback Deuce Knight was also in attendance, according to his social media.

Both quarterbacks go to high school in the Nashville area with the 6-foot-5.5 and 182-pound MacIntyre at Brentwood Academy and the 6-4.5 and 195-pound Knight at Lipscomb Academy.

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Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel attended MacIntye’s Friday game in person. Following the Vols’ win over Virginia, Heupel mentioned how important the Nashville area was to recruiting.

“Obviously, everybody here understands how important the mid-state, this area is, first of all, just our fans base, our alumni that are here, but also on the recruiting side of it,” Heupel said. “So a great, unique opportunity to open it up the way we did this season here in Nashville.”

MacIntyre ranks as the No. 13 prospect according to 247Sports Composite. He is also the No. 2 quarterback in his class and the No. 1 prospect from Tennessee. Knight ranks as the No. 70 prospect and the No. 5 quarterback in his class. After transferring to Lipscomb Academy from Mississippi, he ranks as the No. 3 prospect in the state.

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Knight is teammates with current Tennessee Football commitments Kaleb Beasley and Edwin Spillman. They defeated Briarcrest Christian 42-20 for its first win of the season Friday night. MacIntyre’s Brentwood Academy defeated Christian Brothers 37-7 on Friday.

MacIntyre comes from a football background. His grandfather, George MacIntyre, coached at Vanderbilt and UT-Martin. His uncle, Mike MacIntyre, is a coach currently at FIU.

Knight also has family ties in football. His brother, Ty Fryfogle, played wide receiver at Indiana and now for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Heupel took five-star Nico Iameleava in the 2023 class and currently has four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger committed in the 2024 class.

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