Demar Dorsey to Walk on at FSU?

Submitted by Beavis on December 20th, 2010 at 6:09 PM

So apparently warchant is blowing up over the potential to have Demar Dorsey walk-on the team next year.  I have just heard this from a friend who has access to the site (I don't have access).

Just a quick "Demar dorsey walk on FSU" google search and the scout board has a thread on it as well. 

I know he's not coming to Michigan, ever.  But how would you guys feel if he was at another major program and contributing next year?  I wish the kid luck, but I feel like the "woe is the state of Michigan athletics" would gain another bullet point. 

Comments

akearney50

December 20th, 2010 at 8:18 PM ^

People keep getting this confused.  You cannot not qualify at one NCAA Division 1 institution and still qualify at another  NCAA D1 instituion.  Qualifying is all about NCAA guidelines.  You either qualify per NCAA requirements or you don't.  If a perspective student-athlete qualifies per NCAA guidelines he/she is still subject to each institutions admission standards. 

akearney50

December 21st, 2010 at 9:56 AM ^

That's fine and dandy, but when talking about recruits (by coaches, scouting services, etc.) the word "qualify" is used 99% of the time when only talking about NCAA guidelines.  The NCAA Clearinghouse changed the needed academic requirements for prospective student-athletes a few years ago and started using the term "qualify." when they switched to having an importance on core classes...............I'm only trying to get everyone using the same terminology (and correct terminology) so people don't get confused.  This can happen easily because of Michigan's stricter admission standards.

DrewandBlue

December 21st, 2010 at 10:13 AM ^

Yes, they are not the best academic school in the nation, but they are a great school with a lot of pride.  They have been an excellent athletic institution for a long time. 

I'm all for a troubled teen to turn their life around.  One good coach or mentor could change this guy forever. 

Work hard Demar...You not coming to Michigan was probably a blessing in disguise for everyone.  Good luck.

Beavis

December 20th, 2010 at 6:20 PM ^

Last sentence explanation:

Michigan gets 5-star recruit at a position of need.  Kid doesn't qualify.  Kid doesn't even qualify at a school with lower standards (Louisville).  Kid disappears.  Kid is playing on a top 25 team the following season. 

If you had told a Michigan fan that after the 2008 season (or during the 2009 season - any time before we knew of Dorsey but after the 3-9 season), they would have probably thought "FML" or "kill me now".  Thus, adding another bullet point to our list of things to complain about.

(just to be clear I do wish the kid succeeds, I just wish it could be here, and I hope he's ready to avoid bad situations that can be found in college)