KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Quinten Dormady came to Knoxville over the weekend for what he thought be the first of many stops on a college tour through the South.
But when Tennessee made it clear that he not only had an offer, but it was an offer that coaches wanted — and needed — him to decide on soon, Dormady scaled back his decision to just two teams: Alabama and UT.
I have committed to the University of Tennessee! This is a blessing and a dream come true! #RockyTop #VOLS #VFL
— Quinten Dormady (@qdormady) June 9, 2014
Just THREW another BRICK on top of the 2015 foundation!!! #BrickByBrick
— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) June 10, 2014
The decision gives the Vols a second quarterback in the 2015 class. (And Jauan Jennings has insisted that he is a quarterback, not an athlete or a safety).
Dormady’s arrival will also help replenish the depth at quarterback after Riley Ferguson‘s recent decision to transfer. Justin Worley will graduate after this season, leaving only Joshua Dobbs, Nathan Peterman and whoever UT signs in this class on the 2015 roster.
Given those numbers, and the questions about Jenning’s ultimate college position, could the Vols sneak a third quarterback into this class? It might be tough (or impossible) to snare another elite quarterback with two other potential competitors already committed. But maybe a late addition just before Signing Day? A late surprise (like Dobbs)? Or maybe even a wildcard from the junior college ranks?
There’s plenty of time left until February. Stay tuned.