July 23, 2006

Tyler junior is a hot name in recruiting

Regardless of the school or the year, one of the biggest needs in every recruiting class is capable defensive ends.

Good ones are a necessity of life in college football, but if you can't find the great ones, it can change the entire face of a defense. It's the biggest reason why college coaches view elite interior defensive linemen to be worth their weight and gold.

It's also one of the reasons why college coaches from across the state of Texas already have their attention focused on Tyler (Texas) John Tyler defensive tackle Adren Dorsey.

The 6-2, 270-pound Dorsey has a chance to be an elite level prospect in the class of 2008 if he continues to develop as he did during his first season on the varsity level in 2005 and throughout this past spring.

"My (sophomore) season was ok, but I need to turn it up a couple of notches this season,"
Dorsey said. "I'm more physically prepared than I was last year. I have some experience. I can get into a groove because I've been on the field before."

While many of his peers in the 2008 class have already been doing the recruiting circuit this summer, Dorsey has focused on prepping himself for a season that could determine his value as a prospect next spring.

"I haven't done any camps as of yet, but I'm working in the weight room consistently to try and achieve my goal of being the top defensive tackle in the state," Dorsey added. "I need to continue to work on conditioning. I need to do a lot of running. I want to stay at it and be in great condition."

One advantage that Dorsey has going for him is the fact that his older brother, Floyd, is currently a former all-conference defensive lineman for Tulane and will be able to offer advice on how to handle the attention that comes from being a top recruit.

"He's telling me to work on getting better and to try and become the best player I can be," Dorsey said. "It's nice to have him there to talk to."

As far as early favorites are concerned, Dorsey said that the two teams that battled it out last year for the national championship stick out at the moment.

"Yeah, Texas sticks out," Dorsey said. "Southern Cal. Texas A&M has also crossed my mind. Southern Cal has been the school I've always liked. It's just the environment. Whew, the environment is great."

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