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Where does Tennessee stand with 2021 QB Drake Maye?

CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte, North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye has been one of the hottest quarterbacks in the 2021 class this spring. The Myers Park product was on Rocky Top last month and likes what he has seen from Tennessee.

"I think the world of coach (Chris) Weinke," Maye said. "I got to meet coach (Jim) Chaney when I went up there and I think the world of him. It was a great environment when I got to watch them scrimmage. I liked the way the program is down there."

The time with Chaney proved to be very valuable, as the two had a chance to sit down and talk about what Chaney sees in Maye and how he could impact Tennessee.

"He said he liked how all-around my game is," Maye said. "He likes that I can stand in the pocket and make the throw or get out and make a throw on the run. He likes that I have the quarterback build and have toughness."

And Chaney's pedigree with quarterbacks and offensive success is something that stands out to Maye.

"He's done a great job everywhere he's been," Maye said. "He did a great job with Jake Fromm. They have stuff built in their offense that you see in the NFL so it's great."

Maye has known Tennessee quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke for a while. Weinke played for the Carolina Panthers and has ties to the Charlotte area.

"He's the best of the best," Maye said of Weinke. "He's a Heisman winner so he knows the position and he played in the NFL, which is the goal. It would be awesome to have a coach like that."

Will Maye follow his big brother to North Carolina?
Will Maye follow his big brother to North Carolina? (Nick Lucero/

The brother of North Carolina basketball player Luke Maye is an elite level talent. He's carries himself with a very mature demeanor that showcases leadership and confidence. He also brings a lot on the field.

"I think I stand in the pocket and deliver the ball well," Maye said. "I have a strong arm and I can make plays outside the pocket. I know I always have room to improve on things like accuracy or perfecting my drops."

North Carolina, Ohio State and Alabama join Tennessee in recruiting Maye the hardest this spring. Quarterbacks are always the first to come off the board and he's trying to see any much as he can now so he can find a.future football home early in the process.

"I'm just trying to figure it out," Maye said. "I'm trying to see as many schools as I can so I can have a decision by sometime early next year.

"I'm going to go to a football school. Just a place that I can play early that has a quarterback friendly offense."