There has been some debate over whether we needed Parker or Dorsey more at Michigan. Obviously, we could have used them both. However, today we signed a total of EIGHT PLAYERS in the secondary!! With RR saying Dorsey will play as a corner, this gives four each at corner and safety.
At Corner: Cullen Christian, Courtney Avery, Demar Dorsey, and Terrence Talbott.
At Safety: Josh Furman, Marvin Robinson, Carvin Johnson, and Ray Vinopal.
These were by far the most critical areas of need in the depth chart. Prior to today, we only had 4 at safety (Woolfolk, Williams, Emilien, and Gordon,) and worse, only 2 at corner (Turner and Floyd.) Fortunately, two of the signees are also early enrollees (Avery at Corner, Robinson at Safety.)
The argument for Parker was that he was more ready for the field, and Dorsey was more raw. However, Dorsey was seen as one of those freaks of nature, with unreal speed (4.3 at the UnderArmour Game, named the fastest on the field.)
I, for one, am glad we got Dorsey, with his huge, huge upside. You can't coach the speed he has. Christian, Avery, and Talbott, the other 3 CB recruits, while all good, are all around 4.5, a step slower than Dorsey. Having at least one recruit in the secondary who is a burner is great.
More, recruiting the best athletes possible is playing for the longterm, not the shortterm. I also like that we took someone wanted by USC, UF, and FSU. Lastly, I wonder if Denard and Demar have more cousins playing down in Florida . . . if so, let's prime the pump for the pipeline!
RR is doing a great job of recruiting, and anyone who crabs about this class needs to go in the corner and suck their thumb.