Vols Josh Dobbs made final decision between football and baseball
A few weeks ago, it looked like Vols QB Josh Dobbs might be trying his hand at college-level baseball, but he has officially made the decision to focus solely on the gridiron.
Dobbs was actually recruited out of high school for baseball by a number of schools. He played as both a pitcher and a shortstop at Alpharetta High School.
The coaches seemed to be impressed with the junior’s showing at spring workouts.
Vols baseball assistant Aric Thomas on Josh Dobbs: "Smart. He's a great kid. He's got skills. There's some tools there." Worked middle INF.
— Vince Ferrara (@VinceSports) February 18, 2016
But after just four days of working out with the Tennessee baseball team, Dobbs decided the diamond just wasn’t his home anymore.
“He came out and worked out for, I don’t know, a week total,” Vols baseball head coach Dave Serrano said. “I think he was out here for four days. He just decided that was his fun he wanted to have and he’s going to go back to football.”
Serrano did say Dobbs was welcome to come back any time, including when his football career is over.
Elsewhere in the SEC East, Florida may have lost a player to its own baseball team.
Gators WR Raphael Andrades has officially left the football team.
He has been reportedly considering going back to baseball.
Like Dobbs, Andrades was also a high school star, and he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2012 as an outfielder, but he chose to play college football instead. He has not yet confirmed whether he will pursue baseball this spring.