As a preferred walk-on, Cendoya won't have a scholarship from the school, but he will have a spot on the team and get all of the support that a scholarship athlete would.
Cendoya was named to Georgia’s Class-A all-state team as a senior. He threw for 2,887 yards, rushed for 1,219, and accounted for 51 of the team’s touchdowns. Mount Pisgah finished the season with an 8-3 record.
He also had scholarship offers from FCS football schools including The Citadel, East Tennessee State, Savannah State, Saint Francis and Jacksonville.
In the quarterback room at Tennessee, Cendoya joins four other quarterbacks, including another walk-on, two sophomores, a three-star freshman and a graduate transfer from Stanford.
The Vols open their 2018 campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina, facing the West Virginia Mountaineers on Sept. 1.