Posted: 11:45 pm Thursday, June 19th, 2014
By Michael Carvell
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.