He'll be playing for the Arizona Rattlers when the AF season gets started in March. I've always been curious to see what ends up happening with him. He's got insane levels of talent, but has gotten in his own way in the past. Here's hoping this is the start of a road to the NFL.
Ex 5-star Michigan DB recruit Demar Dorsey will play for Hawaii this yr. A source confirmed he'll arrive at UH in late July.
5/16/12 1:08 PM
I know some of you don't really care about updates on recruits that never made it, sorry.
Just thought this was interesting to post since some of you really wanted Hoke to re-recruit him
Found this link on Allen Trieu's Twitter. Seems like Dorsey is going to be transferring to a D-1 FBS school. I know Michigan doesn't do the JUCO thing often (or at all?), but this would be a pretty good story (and a pretty athletic player). The kid was like collateral damage in the media's villification of Rich Rodriguez. He didn't qualify, had some trouble, etc. Two years later, cleans up his act takes the road less traveled and joins his cousin Denard Robinson at Michigan. That has ESPN College Gameday feature written all over it.
I know it's not likely, but what does everyone else think?
It's apparently official Demar Dorsey will play for GRCC. Glad he seems to be hanging in there.
I know, I know, I couldn't help myself...just had to click when I saw the headline.
Does anyone happen to know what became of Demar Dorsey? It was announced back in June that he'd ended up in Louisville, but he's listed on neither their depth chart nor roster, for that matter.
Would it be out of the question for him to get his grades in order and transfer to U of M and play as a Junior?
we heard he was going to Louisville, then we heard he somehow was not on the roster.
did he end up at the juco? perhaps if he gets his grades up he can still lead the No Fly Zone.
"Demar Dorsey, a highly touted safety from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., High School, is apparently going to play football at the University of Louisville. A four-star recruit, Dorsey was pursued by several major programs before choosing Michigan over Florida State in February."
Personally, I wish him the best. Obviously Louisville doesn't have the academic standards of Michigan. I believe they are overlooking questionable coursework but they can make that stretch, Michigan can not. We are the leaders and the best and we will thrive.
RichRod and the rest of the football coaching staff attended the Sound Body Sound Mind camp in Detroit on Thursday and he made several statements to the media.
Topics covered included Demar Dorsey, the 2010 recruiting class, interest or non-interest in USC players, Michigan's upcoming camps, conference expansion, Nebraska, and divisional alignment.
- Recruiting marginal qualifiers: “I think all coaches and not just us have to look at everything involved as far as recruiting, not only who can get in, but who can graduate and get out. We have that in mind anyway. But you particularly have to (be) mindful of that in the future. I think all schools are doing that. It’s hard to project some guys (more than) others. There’s some guys that may have struggled to get in and they’re doing very well. Some guys that got in very easily are struggling. I don’t think there’s an exact science to it, but at the same time we’re moving forward with what we got and not looking back."
- Michigan's non-admission of Dorsey: “I don’t know if it’s important to get into all that right now. I think what’s important is make sure that the guys that are here for summer school are doing the right things. I think there’s, if you look at it, there’s probably a lot of people that sign throughout the country and there’s not as much attention if they matriculate there or not. But this one’s got a lot more attention and I understand that.”
- How he feels about the Dorsey decision: “I worry about the guys that play for Michigan."
The article indicates that Antonio Kinard's status continues to be up in the air and that RichRod and his staff have not reached out to any USC seniors or juniors.
- Interest in USC players and when his new class will fully report: “You got to have scholarships first to give out, and there’s got to be mutual interest and all that. So we’ve been concentrating on our guys. And guys that have been on campus and taking summer classes and the freshmen that we expect to come on the 26th, that’s had most of our attention.”
Regarding Michigan football camps, RichRod talked about the value of shorter, focused camps to attact prospects who are pressed for time to make it to multiple campuses.
- So far this year, Michigan has held a one day camp for top prospects and a kicking camp and is set to host its four-day summer camp June 19 - 22, a 7-on-7 camp June 24 - 25, and a youth football camp for middle schoolers June 26 - 28.
- Michigan is expecting 700 athletes and 100 college coaches for this weekend's camp and 400 campers for the youth camp.
- The importance of establishing relationships with recruits: "That’s a big reason why we’re here. Not only from the evaluation standpoint of seeing the guys do football drills in camp, but also for them to evaluate us. Again, they get to know us as people and teachers. I think that’s absolutely critical when you can establish relationships. Everybody talks in recruiting about relationships and it is true. You establish relationships and the easiest way to do that is to be around them.
- Outreach to younger players: We’re even reaching into the junior-high level and at least get them indoctrinated to Michigan, get a chance to see everything we’re about. We started that last year and it was a big hit, and there’s going to be even more this year for that.”
- Expansion and Nebraska: “I did think [the league would grow to 14 or 16 teams], but now maybe not. But I also thought at the time, if the Big 12 imploded I think there would have been more of a domino effect. I think this probably just slowed everybody down. [Nebraska is a] great program, a great tradition, and it’ll be exciting.
- Conference championship game: “I know the players have [wanted one]. For the coaches, I think it’s pretty exciting if you’re going to have something at the end there to play for. But I guess it’s going to happen sooner than anticipated, too. I think that probably is the most surprising part, that it’s going to happen so quick.”
- The makeup of Big Ten divisions: “But I think there’s a lot to think about geographically and there’s a lot to think about competitively.”
- Does he have a preference for Michigan and Ohio State in the same division?: “Either way, the way it works we’re going to play them every year, we’re going to play Michigan State every year. I’m sure every school will have maybe two rivalries that they say we have to have those no matter how it works out. We have our two there.”
I wish Demar Dorsey the best luck and success following this botched ordeal. The rest of you should as well. Actually, one of the best things that could happen for Michigan is that Demar stays out of trouble, as he has been, and attains great success as a college football player elswhere. Even continuing into the NFL. Maybe then the school will realize that people can change and deserve, at least, the opportunity to prove themselves. I have been a lifelong Michigan supporter. No I did not go to school there. Hell, I've never even been to the state. However, I have grown tired of the arrogance and elite attitude of the school. I understand that there is a standard and a reputation to uphold, but wouldn't Michigan be well served to give a young man a chance to better himself at their school. It's fairly apparent that all he wanted to do was distance himself from his past life and start anew in a better environment. Michigan denied him that opportunity. If the school got burned by Mr. Dorsey on the deal, then.....lesson learned. The school could then use that as backup for any future dealings of this sort. To not have any experience in this matter and shy away from a chance to prove it's understanding and ability to better people in its own way is ridiculous. Am I going to cheer less for the Wolverines after this, no. Have I lost some respect for the school and it's stuffy, old fashioned ways, yes. I don't want this to seem like I am ripping on the school here. I am only frustrated that, given the current state of the football team, Michigan couldn't find it in themselves to take one chance on a single young man to help the team. In the end it could, if successful, provide future opportunities for other young men like Mr. Dorsey and only help the public image of the university itself.
That being said, I wish Mr. Dorsey the absolute best in his academic and athletic endeavors. Hopefully he can show Michigan what is missed out on by not giving him an opportunity and possibly open the minds of the admissions staff.
I would love to hear your opinions on this matter as well. Thanks for letting me vent.