Georgia QB decides to be a Volunteer

Tennessee picked up another quarterback commitment Thursday when Nash Nance pulled the trigger late Wednesday night and decided to be a Vol. Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for the latest on the newest Vol. Go "Inside" to see what Nance had to say about his decision.

Changing commitments wasn't easy for one Georgia high school quarterback.

For Nash Nance, a longtime Vanderbilt commitment, it took a lot of hours of thought and prayer before he called Commodore Coach Bobby Johnson to give him the bad news.

"I want everyone to know this has been a very tough decision for me, after a home visit Wednesday night with Vandy coaches, I informed Coach Johnson I was decommiting," Nance wrote in a prepared statement. "After visiting Tennessee last weekend, I realize that Tennessee is a better fit for me. I'm committing to the University of Tennessee."

Nance, known for being a very intelligent quarterback on and off the football field, felt the opportunity to play in Knoxville was too good to pass up.

"Coach (Derek) Dooley has all the confidence in me and my abilities," Nance wrote. "He has broken down all my junior and senior tapes and he really likes my abilities and future as a Vol."

Apparently, Nance was also impressed with Tennessee's new head coach.

"Coach Dooley was so easy to talk to," Nance said. "He is very driven and a man of integrity like his father."

Nance was also impressed with his recruiting coach, Jim Chaney.

"Coach Chaney and I hit it off from the beginning," Nance said. "Knowing he coached some great offenses at Purdue and the likes of Drew Brees and Kyle Horton is exciting."

Nance was also surprised by the facilities in Knoxville.

"The new Haslam Business Building blew me a way," Nance said. "I am so relieved and blessed to have this opportunity to play football for the University of Tennessee."


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