KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's quarterback camp over the weekend included a visit from Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden and a catchy slogan.
It also helped the Volunteers land a commitment from a quarterback they really wanted.
Quentin Dormady, a 6-foot-4, 210-pounder out of Boerne High School in Texas, announced his pledge to Tennessee on Twitter on Monday night, just a few days after visiting Knoxville.
"I have committed to the University of Tennessee! This is a blessing and a dream come true!" Dormady tweeted.
A two-star recruit according to Rivals.com and a four-star prospect per 247Sports, Dormady recently received scholarship offers from the Vols and Alabama and attended camps at both Southeastern Conference schools. He previously got offers from Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Indiana, TCU and Houston.
Dormady had a big sophomore season in 2012, when he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns, but he underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered while playing baseball the following spring. It forced him to miss his entire junior season.
After visiting Tuscaloosa early last week, Dormady arrived in Knoxville on Thursday and stayed until Saturday, when the Vols hosted a quarterback camp they dubbed "The Arsenal."
Gruden, a "Monday Night Football" commentator and ESPN analyst who won the 2002 Super Bowl as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was a guest of Vols coach Butch Jones, spoke to the current team Friday and was involved in Saturday's camp at Neyland Stadium.
Riley Ferguson's decision to leave the program late last month made quarterback a key position for Tennessee's 2015 class. Recruiting that position is unique in that most of the nation's top-rated targets have picked their schools in the spring and summer before their senior seasons.
Other quarterback targets such as Jarrett Stidham (Texas Tech), Lorenzo Nunez (South Carolina), Zach Gentry (Texas) and Sheriron Jones (Florida) all came off the board, but the Vols pounced on Dormady and edged the Crimson Tide to do so.
With Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman the only quarterbacks slated to be on the roster come the 2015 season, adding one or two at the position became crucial with Ferguson's departure.
Another one of Tennessee's 2015 commitments, athlete Jauan Jennings, plays quarterback for his Murfreesboro Blackman High School team and will get the chance there for the Vols, but he projects as a safety in college.
Five-star Florida quarterback Torrance Gibson, who recently named Auburn and Tennessee his co-leaders, remains a priority for the Vols, who hosted him on a visit this weekend.
The Vols are up to 12 commitments for their 2015 class.
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Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...