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September 23, 2009

Dorsey talks commitment, more

Though Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson four-star safety Demar Dorsey has been committed to Florida for going on 11 months now, the level of his commitment has been anything but steady. As is the case with many high school seniors, how he feels about his future can change from day to day if not minute to minute.

Before attending Florida's Friday Night Lights Camp in July, Dorsey claimed to be a soft commit who was looking around. Immediately after the event he was back solidly in the Gators column. Now, two months later, his commitment level is a bit iffy once again.

"I'm still committed but looking around," replied Dorsey when asked where he currently stands. "I'm about 80% (committed), but still looking at West Virginia, Tennessee, USC and maybe Alabama."

As you might expect, just because he made a commitment to Florida, that doesn't mean that recruiting has come to a standstill. In most cases rival coaches have amped up their level of recruiting.

"Coaches have been calling me checking my status to see if I'm still committed to Florida and see if I'm interested in their school," said the 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete. "They say look what Florida has and do I want to sit and wait there."

When asked which colleges are in contact the most, Dorsey replied, "West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and a couple of other schools."

Despite the interest from other programs, it has been a relatively quiet couple of months for Dorsey. This past weekend he took his first unofficial visit of the season.

"I went to the Florida (vs. Tennessee game). I had a good time up there. I talked a little bit to Chris (Dunkley) and the coaches. They checked in on my season and my school attendance and how it's going there. They said they're happy to see me and have me as a Gator."

Dorsey became a household name on the recruiting scene after turning in an MVP winning performance at the Under Armour Combine in January. At this point in time he looks to be more of an athlete than a refined player, but that's why colleges pay multiple coaches, to teach technique.

As for where he starts out on the next level, even he doesn't know.

"Coaches like how explosive I am. They're telling me I can play on both sides of the ball. They talk about receiver, running back and defensive back. I've been getting recruited on both sides of the ball. Florida said they classify me as a athlete."

It's not just the college coaches who don't know where to line him up. His senior season is but three games old and he has already played five different positions (running back, receiver, kick returner, safety and cornerback).

In week one of the season he was mostly a running back carrying the ball 4 times for 89-yards and a touchdown. In week two, against perhaps the best high school team in the nation, St. Thomas Aquinas, he carried the ball 9 times for 84-yards. Then in his last outing, he lined up at receiver and caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in helping BA to their first win of the season, a 24-7 victory over Coconut Creek - which improved their record to 1-2.

Through the first three games of the season he has 400 all-purpose yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception and 6 tackles.

So not only is the question - where will he play his college ball? But also, at which position will the speedster lineup?

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