Pro-style QB heading to Rocky Top

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A pocket passer is on his way to Tennessee as Quinten Dormady gave his verbal commitment to coach Butch Jones and his staff Monday.

The Scout three-star visited Rocky Top and saw the Volunteers practice on Haslam Field back in April. Dormady made a return trip last week and ultimately chose the Orange & White over Alabama.

The No. 30-rated quarterback in the nation gives Jones & Co. their first pledge for the 2015 class since three-star running back Rocky Reid pulled the trigger on the day of the Orange & White game on April 12.

Scout ranks Jauan Jennings as a four-star safety as network analysts see that spot more befitting his upside. However, he will get the chance to prove his worth on the offensive side of the ball and brings clear athleticism to the field no matter what position he plays.

If Jennings is moved to the defensive backfield, that makes Dormady the first quarterback to be placed on scholarship in Knoxville since Joshua Dobbs flipped from Arizona State.

Just two weeks ago, redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson opted to transfer from Tennessee and may well end up at startup program Charlotte as home sickness and not being named the starter out of the spring played a role.

At 6 feet 4, 210 pounds, Dormady bring plenty of size to the position. He's also the son of the head coach at Boerne High School in Texas.

A shoulder injury that required surgery from Dr. James Andrews forced Dormady to sit out his junior season, thus making him a relative unknown until the spring evaluation period. The injury occurred during a baseball game.

Now healthy, Dormady started gaining considerable interest due to a pair of key reasons: 1. the dominoes fell from the top of recruiting boards with elite names making pledges and 2. the right-hander showed his shoulder was healthy once again.

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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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