KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady was 10-for-10 for 120 yards and 2 TDs in the Vols’ spring scrimmage, but one talent evaluator was not overly impressed.
Barton Simmons, the scouting director for 247Sports, ranks Dormady 13th among SEC quarterbacks heading into this season.
Simmons said Dormady could “rise as high as ninth” in the league by the end of the season.
“Dormady is largely an unknown but he’s also somebody that I ranked as a four-star coming out of high school,” Simmons wrote in his 247Sports article published earlier this week. “He’s plenty talented and reviews from spring practice have been positive.”
Only Texas A&M first-year starter Nick Starkel was ranked behind Dormady, who coming out of high school in Boerne, Texas, had scholarship offers from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Houston, TCU, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Canales indicated Friday that Dormady needs to become more of a vocal leader and be willing to “step on toes when it’s needed.”
But, Canales said, Dormady has otherwise “done a great job of leading through the summer,” and is “very strong and multiple and able to throw the football.”
Simmons ranks Alabama’s Jalen Hurts No. 1 in the SEC and Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald No. 2.
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