Dorian Porch, a dual-threat quarterback, is a key cog in the Calhoun (Ga.) Gordon Central offense. Still, he realizes that the key to a game, and his future, lies in his role on defense.
“We’ve only been scored on twice at the goal line so far, so our goal line defense has been strong,” Porch said. “I’m doing pretty good. I don’t get thrown at much, so it’s going pretty well.”
An athletic 5-foot-10 defensive back with 4.49-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Porch is being recruited as a cornerback by a number of schools, including the one he has committed to: Virginia Tech.
“I’m still pretty firm to Virginia Tech, but a couple more schools have been calling now that I have committed,” Porch said. “Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Kentucky have been calling a lot, but I think I’m pretty set on Virginia Tech.
“Over the summer I went up to Virginia Tech on an unofficial visit and got to talk to all the coaches and players. I liked the way they do things there, and I got to see the campus and some of the students around, too.”
While his pledge to the Hokies remains firm, Porch, who also holds scholarship offers from Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, admits that there may be some wiggle-room for him to set up another official visit, particularly if Tennessee continues to show heavy interest.
“I’m going to take official visits to Virginia Tech and somewhere else, but I’m not sure where,” Porch said. “I might try to take one to Tennessee. They haven’t offered yet because the coaches just got to talk to me for the first time last week.”