After weeks of speculation from the fan base, Quinten Dormady finally made it official; he’s transferring away from Tennessee.
Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady took to Twitter on Monday evening to announce that he plans to finish up his degree at the University of Tennessee then transfer off the Vols’ roster. He stated that he plans to be a post-graduate transfer, which means he can play immediately wherever he chooses to go.
— Quinten Dormady (@qdormady) January 15, 2018
Dormady began the 2017 season as Tennessee’s starting quarterback after serving as the main backup to Joshua Dobbs the two seasons prior. Dormady made five starts at quarterback before being benched in favor of redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano. Dormady’s season was then cut short after it was announced he had sustained a shoulder injury. He had surgery to repair his shoulder and never appeared in any game after a brief appearance in Tennessee’s 15-9 loss to South Carolina.
In his five starts, Dormady completed 55.5 percent of his 137 pass attempts for 925 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. He was 3-2 as Tennessee’s starter, helping lead the Vols to victories against Georgia Tech, Indiana State, and UMass.
Prior to this season, Dormady only played in garbage time in a handful of games in 2015 and 2016. He will finish his Tennessee career with 1,282 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and six interceptions with a 56.8 completion percentage.
The Vols now have just three scholarship quarterbacks on their roster. Rising redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano returns with the most experience, and rising sophomore Will McBride made a start in 2017 as well. Tennessee also welcomes in freshman J.T. Shrout as an early signee in the 2018, but Shrout isn’t expected to be an early enrollee. Shrout is a three-star QB and is listed as the No. 28 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class per the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Dormady was part of Tennessee’s 2015 signing class and was rated as a four-star quarterback by 247Sports. He was the No. 11 pro-style QB in the class according to the composite rankings.