ESPN 300 QB switches to Tennessee 

February, 6, 2013
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What a difference a year has made for ESPN 300 quarterback Joshua Dobbs (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta).

This time last year the dual-threat signal-caller was coming off an impressive performance in the annual Rising Seniors game but only had one offer -- in baseball -- from Princeton. Six months and double-digit offers later, Dobbs was committed to Arizona State and the Sun Devils were ecstatic about having another Elite 11 quarterback headed their way. Now, 12 months later, Dobbs is in the midst of another big change, one that will see him playing in the SEC.

On Wednesday morning, Dobbs flipped his commitment from Arizona State to Tennessee after taking a an official visit to the Volunteers two weeks ago.

The nation's No. 177 overall prospect was recently named one of ESPN’s make-or-break recruits for 2013, and the Sun Devils' loss is the Volunteers’ gain. Dobbs is comfortable in the pocket -- he threw for more than 3,000 yards as a junior -- but is also dangerous when he runs. A smart decision-maker, he will fit right in with new Tennessee head coach Butch Jones’ plans for a revamped, hurry-up offense.

The Volunteers have another ESPN 300 quarterback commitment in pocket passer Riley Ferguson (Matthews, N.C./Butler), who was also an Elite 11 talent, and the pair will make for an interesting fall camp in Knoxville.

Dobbs is the Volunteers' 21st verbal commitment for the Class of 2013 and joins fellow Peach State commits Ryan Jenkins, Cameron Sutton, Joe Sanders and Riyahd Jones in heading to Tennessee.

What is the impact of Dobbs’ decision?

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