Commitment Update: Dorian Porch

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A report earlier in the year had Dorian Porch considering a visit to the University of Tennessee. Porch, who committed to Virginia Tech in August of 2004, said the following about that situation.

“What happened was that [Tennessee] tried to call earlier but Coach Caldwell couldn’t get in touch with me,” Porch said. “Coach Caldwell wanted to see film and he wanted me to go take a visit there. He finally got in touch with me and I told Coach Long about it.”

So is he considering making a visit to Tennessee?

“No,” Porch said. “I’m pretty set on Virginia Tech. Tennessee and Kentucky still call a lot, but I’m pretty set.”

Coach Lorenzo Ward has continued developing a great relationship with Porch. Ward, who is the primary recruiter for Porch, talks to the Gordon Central (GA) star on a consistent basis.

“I talk to Coach Ward every week,” Porch said. “He’s excited about me coming up again now that I have my official visit. He can’t wait to come watch me play basketball and he’s also planning on getting down here to see me play baseball.”

Porch has set his official visit to Virginia Tech for later this month.

“I’m taking my official visit the weekend of the UVa game,” Porch said. He’ll be making the trip with his mother and little brother. “I’m excited. I love the crowd and I love the stadium. They have such a good atmosphere. I want to stop in at Big Al’s up there too. I like it there.”

Porch was in attendance earlier this season for the West Virginia game.

“Ah man, it was exciting the whole game,” Porch said of the WVU/VT game. I was thinking that it would be a good game. They worked hard and pulled it off.”

Playing quarterback and defensive back, the 5-11, 180-pound Porch was one of the key components for a Gordon Central squad that went 8-3 on the year. Gordon Central also earned a berth in the playoffs. It was only the 2nd playoff appearance in 15 years for the program.

“We made it to the 1st round of the playoffs, but we lost to Washington County 32-22,” Porch said. “We finished 8-3. We tied for the best record we’ve ever had.”

How did Porch feel like he played in his senior season?

“I felt like I played pretty good,” Porch said. “Most of the season, guys have fed off of me out there. I think I did pretty well.”

Very durable, Porch often played the entire game. Even though he played quarterback on offense, he saw