Former Tennessee quarterback Riley Ferguson will start at Memphis, head coach Mike Norvell announced Monday.

Ferguson singed with Tennessee in 2013 and was redshirted before transferring to Coffeyville Community College last fall. The former Elite 11 finalist threw for 2,942 yards and 35 touchdowns on 225 of 332 passing.

Ferguson was the top-ranked pro-style JUCO quarterback prospect for the 2016 signing class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He ranked as the No. 23 pro-style quarterback and No. 435 overall prospect after throwing for 2,173 yards and 25 touchdowns in nine games as a high school senior.

Ferguson was expected to be a future starter at Tennessee, but was overshadowed by fellow 2013 signee Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs has started every game for the Vols since taking over in October 2014 and led all SEC quarterbacks with 671 yards and 11 touchdowns on 146 rushing attempts.