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The long-time Sun Devil commit has opted to stay closer to home in SEC country
Josh Dobbs, a four-star quarterback prospect according to scouting service Scout.com, has chosen to sign with the Tennessee Volunteers. Dobbs selected the Volunteers over the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Dobbs committed to ASU back in June. At the time, he was viewed as a three-star prospect and a fallback option to the Sun Devils missing out on Tyler Bruggman, but Dobbs excelled during his senior season at Alpharetta High School in Georgia, and saw his stock soar.
Ranked as the nation's 12th best quarterback prospect, Dobbs brings great awareness and poise to the position to complement his accurate arm. His slight frame does have room for growth, but he projects to be a contributor by the 2014 season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Dobbs seemed destined to remain committed to ASU, with the school's aeronautics program being a key selling point for the quarterback. However, over the last month, he began to explore options closer to home including Mississippi State. He took an official visit to ASU on January 18th, but followed that with a trip to Knoxville the week after.
ASU's loss of Dobbs is a troubling development, as this represents the second straight class for the Sun Devils that will be without a quarterback. Although starter Taylor Kelly has two years of eligibility left and backups Michael Eubank and Mike Bercovici are both redshirt sophomores, the team's quarterbacking depth chart is now a growing concern.
Video highlights of Dobbs at the Elite 11 camp:
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