The Tennessee Volunteers added to their 2015 class with the commitment from three-star quarterback Quinten Dormady (Borene, Texas. Boerne) who becomes the 12th member of the class.
The 6-4, 208-pound signal-called is the nation’s No. 568 recruit regardless of position, the No. 20 pocket-passer and the No. 67 recruit in the talent-state rich state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Dormady picked the Volunteers over offers from Alabama who offered the talented quarterback six days ago, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt and Houston, among others. Dormady was on campus in Knoxville from June 5-7 two days after receiving his offer from Alabama while participating in the Crimson Tide’s camp.
— Quinten Dormady (@qdormady) June 9, 2014
While on campus, Dormady raved about how beautiful the campus is and all it had to offer while also professing his relationships with head coach Butch Jones and his primary recruiter, offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian.
“I really liked the place,” Dormady tells Ryan Callahan of 247Sports. “There’s definitely things to like, as far as that goes, and things that they’re doing here in the future. I enjoyed my visit there. … “They’re a good program,” he said. “They’re going to win games. I mean, I like Coach ‘Jake’ and Coach Jones a lot. The facilities are off the charts, and they’re getting better, and they have such a good following and all that stuff.”
“I spent a lot of time with both (Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and Bajakian) just talking and (discussing) the plans that are in my future. We talked quite a bit. … I feel like I fit their system.”
Dormady missed his junior season with a torn labrum but threw for more than 3,000 yards as a sophomore with 27 touchdowns to only nine interceptions in 2012 as a sophomore. He is 100 percent healthy and ready for his senior season after surgery.
Tennessee is still in pursuit of No. 1 dual-threat quarterback/athlete Torrance Gibson so Dormady could be the first of two quarterbacks taken in this class after not receiving any commitments from quarterbacks in last year’s lauded class.
With the commitment of Dormady, Tennessee moves up to the nation’s No. 9 class and the No. 7 class in the SEC according to the 247Sports team rankings.