Dorman looking for district title

With a young group of receivers, Dorman's passing numbers may be down, but he tells Aggie Websider's David Sandhop why his team is still in the hunt for a district title.

Birdville (TX) quarterback Tommy Dorman and his teammates are hitting their stride and gaining momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season. With a win this weekend over Spring Town, the Hawks will clinch the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and at least a share of the district title.

"The team is really starting to come together," Dorman said. "The young receivers are learning where they need to be. It took them a while to adjust to the speed of the game and playing on the fly. The games are a lot different than practice."

While breaking in a new set of receivers, Dorman's passing numbers haven't matched last year's eye-opening 2258 yards and 27 touchdowns, but it's been his leadership and patience that have put the Hawks on the doorstep of a district title.

"You do what you have to do to win," Dorman said. "You have to help the younger guys come along and get better and give them advice from my experience. The biggest thing I tell these guys is to play your hardest for four quarters regardless of the score. You've got to put it out there every play of every game."

The four-star quarterback has been a regular at most Texas A&M home games this season, and he was in attendance last weekend during the Kansas game where the Aggies were outscored 19-11. Despite having been to Kyle Field so many times, the atmosphere still impresses him.

"The atmosphere at the stadium is great with the 12th Man. You won't find it anywhere else," Dorman said. "I met Matt Moss (A&M commit) and this was his first time there for a game. You can always tell when it's the recruit's first time at Kyle Field. They are always staring up at the place kind of in awe. Matt said he loved it."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound signal caller was disappointed in the outcome, but realizes that games like that happen at this level of competition.

"Give credit to KU. They stopped the run and played great defense and they did what they needed on offense," Dorman said. "Every loss hurts. After the game I didn't spend much time in the locker room. I didn't want to intrude at that point."

The Metroplex native did get a chance to speak with assistant coaches Les Koenning and Bill Clay, and they are closely following his senior season. "The coaches are always good about talking to us and keeping up with our season and how we're doing on and off the field," Dorman said. "It's good to know that with everything they have going on with preparing for games every week that they take the time to keep up with my season and everything going on at my school."

Needless to say, Dorman is firmly committed to the Aggies and has connected with his fellow commits in this class and the university.

"I connected with Texas A&M the first time I went down there. I like going down there and meeting all the people and feeling the atmosphere at A&M," Dorman said. "When I go for a game, I get there two hours early so I can hang out with everybody in the lounge and hang-out. I like the place."

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