In the process, Dormady caught the attention from several college programs; his recruiting future held a lot of promise.
However, an injury while playing baseball just a few months after his exceptional sophomore season in football put a pause on Dormady's future on the gridiron.
While playing in a fourth-round baseball game, Dormady was attempting a dive back into second base and in the process he suffered a torn labrum. Not only would the injury force him to miss the rest of the baseball season, he was also forced to miss the entire football season in 2013.
A year later, Dormady is fully recovered from the injury and is ready to prove he has what it takes to be a D-1 quarterback. At 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, Dormady already had an impressive performance earlier this year at the Next Level Athlete Combine when he brought home quarterback MVP honors.
Although he doesn't hold an offer yet, Dormady has received strong interest from several programs. The gunslinger feels once coaches have the opportunity to see him throw this spring, he'll have his first offer.
"Every coach I've talked to says they're waiting to see me throw and they'll go from there," he said. "I'll probably have a ton of coaches coming through starting on April 15th when they're allowed to come through and watch. I feel like that will be the biggest period of my process so far just because I don't have junior film. I'm just waiting for that time and trying to get myself prepared with what I can to shine and show them that I'm fine and back to what I was and even better."
"On Monday I toured the facilities at Tennessee and talked with Coach Bajakian and I came back Tuesday and talked with him some more and toured the campus," Dormady said. "We watched practice and then went to Vanderbilt on Wednesday. We toured their campus and facilities and on Thursday we watched practice; it was their second day of practice. Next, we headed down to Alabama and did the same thing on Friday and Saturday; we toured the facilities and talked with the coaches a little bit. That's how my week went."
Dormady had originally planned to visit Oklahoma State on Friday but decided to visit Alabama instead after the Cowboys received a commitment from another quarterback. Dormady says he will remain in contact with Oklahoma State and could still take a visit to Stillwater.
"I ended up going to Alabama because Oklahoma State ended up having a quarterback commit there a couple of weeks ago," he said. "The relationship is still intact so I might end up going up there because I talked with the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator and they want to take two out of my class. They're going to come see me throw."
Dormady's busy week could've been even more hectic had he made the trips to various programs from the SEC that invited him to their campus. While a trip to those campuses may not happen soon, Dormady plans to see a couple of schools closer to home in the coming weeks.
"I've had every SEC team call my dad (also his head coach) and they all wanted me to stop by but obviously I didn't have enough time to do all of that so we hit the schools showing me the most interest," he said. "Kentucky wanted me to come by, Ole Miss and Mississippi State also wanted me to come by but they were on break.
"I think we're going to TCU this weekend on Friday and Saturday and next week we'll go back to Texas to watch spring ball. "The new staff (at Texas) really seems interesting again which is kind of exciting because they're close to home. No other in-state school besides TCU has shown interest."
TCU, who currently has 7 commitments for their 2015 class, has recently picked up interest in Dormady. Although he doesn't know much about TCU's program in general, he does have a previous relationship with quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie.
"I don't really know a whole lot; I've been to a couple of games there," he said. "As far as the coaching staff, the only coach I've talked to and kind of know is Coach Cumbie because he was at Tech when they were recruiting me. I know that they're a big football program and they do things right."
As far as what he's looking for in a program, it's a variety of factors. Most importantly, he wants the place that fits him best.
"It's really a combination of things; I want the campus to be nice, do I fit in their system and if I do how well do I fit in and getting to know the coaches to see if I fit in with them," he said. "There's a lot that goes in play with me; you're going to be spending 4-5 years there, three at the least. A lot goes into play to make sure you enjoy your college experience because it only happens once. It's really a combination of things."