Vols get quarterback commitment

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

SARASOTA, Fla. (WVLT) -- Sarasota quarterback Casey Kelly committed to play football for Tennessee in a press conference Wednesday, choosing the Vols over Arizona State and North Carolina.

Kelly plans to play both football and baseball at Tennessee. He is a standout shortstop and has been projected to be drafted in the first or second round of the MLB amateur draft, held in June.

During his career on the gridiron, Kelly threw for 4,212 yards, 37 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He won the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year award in 2006, and also took home baseball player of the year honors in 2007.

He told GoVolsXtra that he hopes to one day start at both quarterback and shortstop for the Vols. Rivals rates him as a three-star quarterback and the 17th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation.

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