Tom I see what you meant last night about Demar Dorsey's interview being an "eh". Sounds like it is what we thought it was going to be coming into the weekend; chance to see some place new and visit with his cousin. To me it sounds like he'll definately stick to his Florida commitment unless USC or FSU is able to sway him.
An Interview with Demar Dorsey
FL S Demar Dorsey is a safety prospect from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida who took an official visit to Michigan this past weekend. Dorsey, a Florida commitment, is a highly ranked recruit and happens to be the cousin of Michigan's very own Denard Robinson. I caught up with him after his visit, and this is what he had to say.
TOM: How was your visit to Michigan?
DEMAR: It was great taking the trip to Michigan. I learned a lot of new things about the academics, and about the program. I met a couple players, coaches, and their wives and kids. Went to Rich Rodriguez’s house, and hung out and played video games. We were at the basketball game, too, that was fun. We all ran on the court after they won, which was fun.
TOM: What were the coaches telling you about what position you’d play?
DEMAR: They want me to play safety and corner. They said that they want me to play offense, too. They said I could play a little receiver, run some reverses, and screens because of my speed.
TOM: Denard Robinson is your cousin, what had he told you about Michigan before this visit?
DEMAR: He was just telling me not to listen to what other people say about the weather, and the academics are strong. Having him there won’t be a big factor in my decision, but it would be nice.
TOM: What made you decide to come up to Michigan?
DEMAR: Shoelace was telling me about the program, and I was just waiting for my test scores to come back. I was going to go to Tennessee, but then the coaches changed so I put Michigan back on the map.
TOM: You and Devin Gardner played in the UA game. Did you guys strike up a friendship?
DEMAR: Yeah, me and Devin met at the Under Armor camp and game, and we hung out a couple times at the camp. We already knew each other, so we got to know each other a little more and had some fun together.
TOM: What other visits do you plan on taking?
DEMAR: I’ve been to Florida already, so I’m going to Florida State this weekend and then USC.
TOM: Are you still committed to Florida?
TOM: Is it a soft commit?
DEMAR: I’m just trying to take a couple visits to see what other schools have to offer. I think I’m going to stay committed, but I’m not sure. It’s going to come down to signing day, so I’m not sure what could happen, really.
DEMAR: It was great taking the trip to Michigan. I learned a lot of new things about the academics, and about the program. I met a couple players, coaches, and their wives and kids. Went to Rich Rodriguez’s house, and hung out and played video games. We were at the basketball game, too, that was fun. ***We all ran on the court after they won, which was fun.***
That is all.
Yea...I would like to retract my comments questioning this practice from the threads on Saturday.
Moving on. Free trip for the kid.
Agreed. Nothing to see here. I think I saw where the kid's been committed to Florida since some time in 2008. He ain't jumping.
I still like him. He has gold teeth.
That was about what I expected. I'm glad to know a portion of my ticket prices last year bought this kid a vacation in Ann Arbor.
Because Michigan is definitely where I would want to take a vacation if I lived in Florida?
I agree he's not coming, but even him giving us a look is a positive.
Yeah, he's not coming here
He was just telling me not to listen to what other people say about the weather, ...
So what I glean from all that is it's down to the Gator$ and Trojan$.
My hopes = officially dashed
"I was going to go to Tennessee, but then the coaches changed so I put Michigan back on the map. "
"TOM: Are you still committed to Florida?
DEMAR: Yes. "
Did anyone else get confused reading this?
I can only imagine how difficult it is for a young man to make these decisions. On the screen crawl during BB last night they listed a commit to Baylor. They also showed his total commitments.
Ah well, luckily for us we still have options on the board DB wise.
Doesn't Brian have a formal heuristic about this? Kid committed elsewhere that remains committed (even if kids today don't really know what committed means, but I digress) after your visit, you are not getting that kid...
Damn, if only snake oil were 100% effective.
After reading this I think he still stays at Florida. I just hope he goes back to Florida and tells other recruits good things about Michigan.