Here’s a bit of an offseason curveball for you: Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is working out with the UT baseball team, Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano told local media on Friday afternoon before the Vols’ first baseball practice of the year.
UT baseball coach Dave Serrano says Josh Dobbs has been working out with the baseball team. He won't comment further pic.twitter.com/d6GiooOlla
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Dobbs was an accomplished baseball player coming out of Alpharetta (Ga.) High School in 2013, but, also rated as a four-star quarterback, Dobbs – who originally committed to Arizona State for football – instead chose to commit to Tennessee for football shortly before National Signing Day in 2013.
While it’s unclear if Dobbs will actually be on the Tennessee baseball roster in 2016, he certainly wouldn’t be the first college football player to play both sports while in college. Heisman-winning Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson and Tennessee’s own Todd Helton are just a few notable names who have played both sports in college.
There’s little doubt that his main focus, however, will be on Tennessee football. Dobbs is entering his senior year as the unquestioned starter at quarterback in 2016 after starting the past 18 games as quarterback for UT – posting a 13-5 record in that span.