Good for him. I hope he makes it to the DI ranks. Go Demar and go Raiders!
OT- article on Demar Dorsey at GRCC
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.
I pretty sure this kid would get the #2 jersey his senior year just judging on his talent level. If he's determined to be the only other defensive player to win the Heisman, than he should get his grades up and come to Michigan where the original happened. Who knows? GRCC might become a pipeline for Michigan if there is D1 talent.
Michigan traditionally does not accept JUCO transfers, as there are pretty significant issues with the way in which their credits transfer (or, rather, do not transfer) to Michigan. Thus, it's not reasonable to assume, or even hope, that GRCC (or any other CC) would be a "pipeline" of any kind to Michigan. We just don't take those players.
"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.
You make a great point but the whole picture of the situation is probably a little different. Michigan accepts hundreds, if not thousands, of transfer students every year and the bulk of them come from places like GRCC. Their coursework usually (assuming they are taking college level classes) transfers over without a hitch.
The difficulty with someone in Demar's situation (and the reason the coaching staff hasn't historically recruited many JUCO athletes) is that he possibly isn't ready to be taking college level classes (especially in English and Math) at the moment. If he's not and is forced to take remedial classes in these subjects (classes that provide credit when it comes to playing eligibility for the JUCO but not for transfer to UM), then he'd essentially have to take 18+ units just to make minimal academic progress and catch up in the other subject areas where he is skill deficient (and he'd still have to pass the college level English and Math courses before UM let him in). If he's taking Intro to Film, Study Skills, and remedial English/Math (as a guy I knew did while playing JUCO ball), he'll be able to play in GR but he just won't have any chance of transferring to a legit academic school.
Technically there is zero impediment for Demar to get his academic house in order and transfer to UM (and I'm sure Hoke would take him in a second if he were to do so). He could do that at just about any JUCO in the country. On the other hand, it is likely that he is still behind academically and isn't in a position to complete two years of actual college coursework in two years (which is what he would have to do to get into UM and is something many D1 athletes probably couldn't pull off under the circumstances).
They took Austin Panter in 2007. Although I don't recall him ever playing in a game.
The kid is obviously very fast, but 4.25? The all time NFL combine record for an electronically timed 40 is 4.24. He was probably hand timed at that camp. He can scoot, that's for sure.
Some people automatically take 0.2 or so off a player's time to allow for reaction to the gun. That's probably what's happened in most of the seemingly bogus reported 40 times.
Nice to hear this. We all make mistakes when we are younger, but maybe he is outgrowing his. Go get em, Demar !
There must have been a specific reason he choose GRCC. Otherwise, he would have gone to a CC that offers athletic scholorships. GRCC does not. Good place for him though, I know Annese spends a lot of time teaching kids on subjects that have nothing to do with football but how to become men.