Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. - Demar Dorsey is a textbook definition of the upside recruit. His athleticism is as strong as anyone in the entire country right now with his size and speed at the defensive back position. Coaches love players that have his size (6-0/175) and can run like the wind.
Physically, Dorsey has it all. His athleticism exceeds his football skill right
now. Which is when the term "upside" starts getting tossed around.
It can be a little frustrating to watch him on defense when he's at safety,
because Boyd Anderson tends to play him back by himself, 15 yards off the line
of scrimmage. There will be entire series when he doesn't even come into the
frame of the play.
When he does enter the fray, he can be a little sloppy in his technique causing
him to miss a lot of tackles. He ducks his head, doesn't breakdown correctly and
lunges late at a ball carrier.
Against Lakeland he moved to corner most of the game. With his size and speed,
he was excellent in coverage when he was locked on one man. It was when Lakeland
ran the ball his direction that he struggled to get off blocks, and the
Dreadnaughts had a lot of success running wide to his side.
On special teams, we're talking about a completely different player. With the
ball in his hands on punt and kick returns, Dorsey's natural ability takes over,
and he becomes the player that can score every time he touches the ball. His
first step in his acceleration is unmatched, and he runs with a fearlessness and
confidence that can elude him at times on defense.
It's these flashes of brilliance that make him such a tantalizing prospect for
the Florida Gators. If Dorsey's defensive instincts and technique match his
athleticism; he'll end up being one of those college players that fans look back
and say "how the heck was he not rated five stars?"
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