Big news, broken by Cougar Digest, former 4-star recruit Quinten Dormady is headed back home to Texas and the University of Houston. Dormady signed with Tennessee out of Boerne High School in 2015 and played in sixteen games for the Vols, including five starts in 2017.
Dormady completed 55% of his passes last season for 925 yards with six picks and six touchdowns. At 6-4, 222 pounds he's a big boy. Dormady tantalized Volunteer fans with pinpoint throws, including a second-half comeback against Georgia Tech. At the same time, he frustrated Tennessee fans with his inability to move the Vol offense consistently. Eventually, he gave way to freshman Jarrett Guarantano who performed only slightly better. Dormady worked through a shoulder injury the rest of the way in 2017.
Dormady chose Tennessee over Alabama, Texas, and a slew of others including Houston. He threw for almost 6,000 yards at Boerne in two seasons and 59 touchdowns.
He is a graduate, so he'll be eligible to play immediately at Houston. The Cougars currently have D'Eriq King slated to start with RS Freshman Bryson Smith and true Freshman Clayton Tune in line to back up King. Neither Smith or Tune has attempted a college pass.
Where Dormady fits into the scheme will be determined this fall, but his presence certainly adds to the QB room. As far as Kendal Briles' offense he's got the build and arm strength of a Bryce Petty. Whether he can success approaching Petty's in this offense is anyone's guess.
Handsome Ass Kirk Herbstreit sure likes old Quinten:
We're sure Vol fans can put together a YouTube lowlight video of everything wrong is Dormady, but this a pro-throw. Watching the GT-Tennessee game, Dormady put the ball on the money a lot, and Tennessee's receivers seemed to drop a lot of those same balls.
Houston opens the season at Rice.