Thought this was worthy of a share: A GR Press article on Demar Dorsey at GRCC.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Thought this was worthy of a share: A GR Press article on Demar Dorsey at GRCC.
Good for him.
Does anyone know if he played last year? If yes, how was his play in general?
Articles says he stayed away from school and football last year waiting to see if he might get cleared for D-1 competition or if junior college was necessary.
It will definitely be interesting to see how that affects his play this fall though. Good luck to him.
that was before last year. He was away from that group all of last year. the kid's trying to move past all that and you go digging it up. shameful.
When a picture is posted =/= when it was taken. Either way, what a baller pic.
i've been staring at for the past few minutes.
girl in the middle looks like Dwyane Wade.
FUCK BITCHES. GET MONEY.
Good for him, i wish him the best. Grcc is going to be beastly this year, they also have 4 star WR Corey Smith (jerrod Wilson's teammate) coming in next year.
I am interested in when he can transfer back into a powerhouse program. I know it won't be here unfortunately, but somewhere like Auburn seems like a great fit.
I believe I have read repeatedly from people on here that GRCC is one of the few community colleges with fotball programs which has acceptance from UM in terms of academics. Hopefully he is serious about both academics and athletics and gets his grades up far enough to play at Michigan one day.
"The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Articulation Agreement was established to improve transfer student articulation between two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Michigan. Grand Rapids Community College is a participant in this MACRAO Agreement."
University of Michigan says: "If you are following the MACRAO agreement, your coursework should satisfy most of the distribution requirements of the college. The University of Michigan will accept coursework that was completed for a grade of C or better in areas of study available at the Ann Arbor campus."
Therefore: Demar Dorsey could very well transfer his credits from GRCC to U of M.
It seems like a gentleman from Florida who is attending a community college over 1000 miles away from home may have actually thought about that fact already.
Note: I posted this response twice, because two separate posters discussed this same topic from two different angles. Both deserved the same response. Carry on.
..to a reply. Pretty sure that would place this somewhere in the range of a double-post. Or at least on the shy side of good MGoBoard manners.
Love this story! Love hearing when something makes the lighbulb go on, and a kid gets it...then gets determined. I will be rooting for this kid wherever he goes.
"Two years, I see myself at a great D-I, winning the Heisman, winning defensive player of the year," Dorsey said in a calm, serious manner.
Woodson was the only defensive player in NCAA history to win a Heisman, and Dorsey knows that.
"Only Woodson, and I’m the next," Dorsey said. "That’s my word that I’m standing to live by."
Now that Michigan has Woodson's defensive coordinator back, perhaps he'll be motivated to get his grades up, transfer to Michigan, and live out his dream.
Damn, I read this article and wonder just what the hell RR was thinking in recruiting this kid. Dorsey wasn't even ready for HS let alone Michigan, I hope he can cut the mustard at at JC, but have my doubts.
Every coach in America wanted this kid. How's that rotting corpse smell these days, gordo?
Wanting something and realizing it isn't feasible are two different things. The moment I heard Dorsey was enrolled at Lifeskills, it was a WTF moment for me. Seriously, from Lifeskills to the University of Michigan, it just doesn't compute. To me the whole Dorsey escapade was one of RR's biggest gaffes.
At the time, it was all about Dorsey's juvenile-arrest record. The question as to whether an occasional recruit couldn't pass admissions wasn't much of an issue, because that issue was one that Schembechler, Moeller and Carr all had to deal with at one time or another.
No, the Dorsey keruffle was aimed at his juvenile record, because that was the way to continue the press war on Rodriguez.
He was ultimately rejected by Admissions for his faulty grades. And, considering he is still ineligible per the Clearinghouse, they seem to have been correct in their assessment. Which is interesting considering the hand-wringing against Admissions here and elsewhere after he was turned down.
If Dorsey was a kid with his legal problems and a 4.0 GPA from a school that wasn't LifeSkills, there wouldn't have been nearly the outcry. There's no need to turn this into a Holy War about RR and the Freep. RR got himself into this situation by recruiting a player with an appearance of a sketchy past coupled with bad grades from a disreputable institution, which would surely have made his transition into the academic life at the University of Michigan a significant challenge at best.
You weren't telling me anything I didn't know already.
But Drew Sharp didn't harangue Coach Rodriguez about Dorsey's grades, and the fucking Free Press didn't send two reporters to Florida courthouses to look up his transcripts and ACT scores.
Just in case you want to update your wardrobe, here's the link for your full assortment of "We'll Never Forget you Coach Rob" attire...
I never said it was the question at the time. What I did say: When I heard Dorsey was enrolled at Lifeskills, it was a WTF moment for me. I think it was poor judgement to try to recruit the kid just based on him being enrolled at Lifeskills, not even taking into account all the other baggage the kid had.
You forget that the media only made poor judgments about RR, RR himself never made any poor judgments about the media. Events always happened to RR, he never helped bring about those events. That poor fella was just a victim.
This topic should not turn into a point of tension. It was merely an article about a kid that appears to be turning his life around. Considering the NCAA clearinghouse did not pass him, there was obviously no chance we could get him in. The free press had nothing to do with the NCAA Clearinghouse rejection.
It's obvious that the free press did not like RR. Find me one major sports writer around a major college town that wouldnt crucify a coach making $3m who lost to Toledo in his first year every change he got. It comes with the territory. After you build some street cred, you can afford losses like that (barely), but certainly not after two years worth of embarrassment when the Dorsey drama was going down.
Some coaches take their lumps and plow through it. RR went the other route and culminated his career with....well.....we all know what happened at the team banquet.
I don't fully understand how someone can read a story of a kid from a terrible background turning his life around and use it as an excuse to bitch about RR, but I guess the torch and pitchfork society isn't going to just leave him alone.
I'm happy for Dorsey and hope he ends up at a great school someday. And if it's Michigan, that's even better.
I wouldn't call this post OT but whateva. Yeah, RR never should've recruited DD, but I can see how he got sucked in. The kid is an absolute monster on the field, if he stays on the right course there's no queston he'll end up a mega-star. Hell will probably freeze over before UM would accept his transfer, I just hope he doesn't end up a MSU. That would pain my soul!
I sincerly wish nothing but the best for Demar Dorsey. The kid has obviously made some mistakes, but he is clearly paying his dues and will have earned all of future successes.
I hope he's learned his lessons and can get his life back on track.
DD, there is still hope.
I've heard the kid still has some attitude issues at GRCC. It's great that he has distanced himself from Florida and all the bad stuff he was involved in though.
I haven't seen him around campus, but I know I've seen a few posts on here where someone mentioned running into Demar. Maybe one day when I'm wearing one of my many M polos to work, I'll walk into a classroom to fix an issue and he'll be there.
a guy like Dorsey and that's about my only problem with him (Hoke) and was one of my favorite things about RR (although he didn't win many games).
Anyway, why GRCC? Do they have a great history/ rep as a CC in football? I would have thought that he would have stayed down South.
I wonder on what basis you would make an evaluation that Hoke would be "too arrogant" to recruit Demar Dorsey...
Right, because Hoke, a guy who worked his ass off to get to back to Michigan, who would have walked here, would not appreciate the same determination in a potential player. Right.
You seem to not understand Michigan Arrogance. It's partly about the hard work, persistence, and determination is takes to get here. The rest is the prosperity one tends to attain once here. Michigan Arrogance is built on a foundation of humility.
DB will not going to let this kid in. It wouldn't matter if Hoke wanted him or not. IMHO.
Although I do believe DB is savvy enough to allow Brady a "mulligan" or two, (his first trending towards Stonum) I believe Hoke passes on Dorsey.
It's potentially one hellava come back story for all parties but I just don't see it happening in and around Ann Arbor at the moment. That wound needs more time to heal and if Demar keeps his ducks in order he'll be SEC bound in no time. My what could have been...that guy has freakish athletic ability.
Brandon does not work for the admissions department. He doesn't decide who gets admitted and who doesn't.
Brandon has zero say so on STUDENT-ATHLETES? Do tell.
It's beyond his control. It doesn't matter most of the time because for the most part, we'll admit a football player who meets the NCAA minimum. But if the admissions people reject a kid, he can't overrule them.
I was addressing the fact that DB made mentioned on several occassions of his heavy involvement with the recruiting process. And with that I'll leave it to the imagination on whether Hoke would go for Dorsey or not. I'm leaning towards he will not based on DB's messaging thus far ie new era, new beginning, ect...but I could be wrong. We're on the same page as far as admission criteria. Things should get interesting if Dorsey considers us for his next stop. There's Shawn Conway as well if I remember correctly (@GRCC) although I don't believe he was as highly ranked and we seem a bit finicky about receivers at the moment any way. Thanks for the response jmblue.
Do you suppose you ever come off as arrogant, insufferable and abrasive or is that something you only see in others?
If you don't get the qualified version of arrogance that is 'Michigan arrogance,' then you just don't 'get it,' and there is nothing more I can do for you.
I think your failure to appreciate the metaphorical usage of language, and that language is always evolving, is perhaps indicative of your own lack of intellectual evolution. If it makes you feel good to stand there with your dictionary in hand and cry "But...but...but that's not what this book says!!!", then have at it. But in doing so you are rejecting some of the most fundamental aspects of language.
Annese has a way with kids who need a little extra motivation. He did it at Montrose, then Muskegon, and now GRCC. He's a tough coach and pulls no punches. I hope Demar buys into what Annese is selling and becomes an enormous success in football and beyond.
Where are his dreads?!?!?
I know Demar's 4.25 forty time is probably 5 FAKES out of 5, but I wonder who would win in a race between him and his cousin Denard? A 10.3 100m is pretty damn fast.
Good for him. I hope he makes it to the DI ranks. Go Demar and go Raiders!
it seems like this will be a great situation for him. We all love the stories of guys who turn their lives around (in a positive way, cf. Braylon), and I really hope he becomes one of them. So far so good.
And I notice their uniform colors...
I really wish DD all the best as he attempts to get himself straightened out. I would also like to hold out hope--admittedly an exceptionally slim hope--that his path could lead him back to U-M as a game-changing DB. It would be a really interesting test case with the Hoke/Brandon regime as to how they'd respond if he was eligible and wanted to come.