Posted: 11:45 pm Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Atlanta TE headed to Music City 

By Michael Carvell

TE Sam Dobbs (247sports.com)

TE Sam Dobbs (247sports.com)

There’s a budding musician moving to Nashville, Tenn., next year.

And he also plays a little football.

Sam Dobbs, a 3-star tight end from Landmark Christian, committed to Vanderbilt on Thursday among nine early offers, which also included Georgia Southern, Air Force, and Davidson.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was also getting hard looks from Duke, Florida, UGA and Auburn. Dobbs got an offer from Vanderbilt last week, and pounced on it in a hurry.

“I committed to Vanderbilt because of the coaches, and the location, especially being in Nashville,” Dobbs told the AJC. “I don’t know if you knew this: I’m actually a musician. I play guitar, piano and drum. That’s basically my No. 1 hobby outside of football. That’s what I like to do. You can’t really beat Nashville with all the music.

“After that, the academics at Vanderbilt are outstanding. I want to get a degree in engineering. And with the offense they run, and how they utilize the tight end position, it’s a great fit. They said I could flex out wide or play slot or H-Back.

Dobbs plays in a praise and worship band at his church. “I’m hoping to get involved with music in Nashville whenever I have the free time from football and school.”

RELATED: Mill Creek High School quarterback Daniel David has committed to Appalachian State. His father is former UGA long snapper Drew David … Blessed Trinity linebacker Patrick Jasinski has committed to UCF, according to his high school coach. Jasinki is 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds. He has started for the Roswell private school since his freshman year, and led the team in tackles the past two seasons. He also had offers from Air Force and several Ivy League schools.

11 comments
Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Scorecheck......Forbes listed GT # 6 in engineering for 2014.   Vandy was not listed in the top 25.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Man Vandy got a goodun there.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

RB Alvin Kamara has commtted to UTk

Diamond DeShields @DDeShields23 · 55m

ALVIN COMIN TO TENNESSEEEEE!!!!! It's all because of me   coach Jones should send me a thankyou card or something jk but IM TURRRRNT!!!

"BELIEVE" in the G

Adamsran
Adamsran

He's a great kid.  Will do well at Vandy and in life...

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Why did hunter quit after a few weeks? I had high hopes for him.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

TE Sam Dodds might do well to check out other option's...

https://twitter.com/JohnLillyUGA/status/472369545991430144

After just 12 days UGA freshman TE Hunter Atkinson decided football was not in his future...

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11104568/georgia-bulldogs-freshman-tight-end-hunter-atkinson-gives-football

There is also Music in Athens Georgia... just a few bands that were born in Athens... B52's, Pylon, R.E.M. and Widespread Panic... Rolling Stone Magazine named Athens the #1 College Music Scene in America.

Not Sam Dodd's type of music?  Wait just a minute... check out this fun video that suddenly went viral... the Seattle Symphony hooking up with Seattle born rapper Sir-Mix-A-lot... playing "Baby Got Back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59e20ijOpE

"BELIEVE" in the G

RandyHall
RandyHall

Great for Sam Dodds.....hopefully he'll stay @ Vandy longer than Mr Atkinson stayed @ UGA....TIME FOR CMR TO WIN A NC!!!

hpt84
hpt84

@ScoreCheck @JMcKnight GT does not a TE position. Congrats to the kid. It would be tough to juggle football, school and music at the same time.