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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.

Michigan, however, declined to admit Dorsey, releasing him from his national letter of intent. No reason given but one can guess. Twice charged with felonies as a juvenile, he was acquitted of a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in 2008, and an earlier burglary charge was dismissed. Source.

ESPN describes Dorsey as “a remarkable athlete who has a great combination of athleticism and toughness. He has very good size and could even put on some bulk and not lose any of his speed or quickness … as a defensive back he is the entire package.”

Dorsey will be eligible to play in September. Can’t see him red shirting.

Charlie Strong is adding a significant challenge to his already lengthy list at U of L. Dorsey had better be good on and off the field.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Louisville Football Lands A Challenge”
  1. Not good from an image standpoint to be recruiting people with this kind of past. We will hear about this from not only our rivals, but other sources as well. We just need to remind the critics that the Michigan coaching staff badly wanted this player. If it turns out that he can keep his nose clean and stays out of further trouble, what will count is how well he performs on the field.

  2. Sadly, we’ve had a prior with these kind of players. Cardinal fans won’t forget Willie Williams or Rod Council. Let’s hope Mr. Dorsey will get his priorities straight at UofL and proves to be an on-field producer and not a off-field P.R. disaster.

    I’ll take the high road here and predict that once Dorsey is acclimated to the “Strong” way of approaching life, academics and athletics…he’ll have a stellar and non-confrontational four years of matriculation.

  3. If he can clear the NCAA clearinghouse, this is a great get. He can flat out play, has never been convicted of a crime, and no trouble at all the last few years.

    1. You’re correct Jeff, the issues were all 2-3 years ago and this kid has really worked at cleaning up his act from all accounts. We can’t forget that Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford had recruited him and had a verbal from him when they were at Florida, his verbal fell through after they left for the Ville and the day before he signed with Michigan. Charlie and Vance know him VERY well and I’m sure that they would not bring him here if they didn’t have all the faith in the world in his ability to conform to their standards. Yes, we may take a little heat from lil brother’s “fans”, but Demar is a game changer and he will definitely add to the excitement of Cardinal Football immediately. GO CARDS!!!

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