Local Prospect Being Recruited Regionally

A prospect in the Auburn area is receiving attention from some of the top programs in the South following an impressive junior season.

Auburn, Ala.--A 2007 football prospect on the rise in Alabama this spring is defensive end Brandon High-Dorsey from Auburn High School.

A 6-2, 220-pounder with good speed and strength at the point of attack, High-Dorsey is a player who could play end or even outside linebacker on the next level. Because of that he's hearing from a lot of colleges as they continue spring evaluations heading into the all-important summer camp schedule.

"I'm hearing from LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Mississippi State, Louisville, Memphis and a lot of other schools," High-Dorsey tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

"My early favorites are Florida State and LSU," he says. "I just came from LSU and I have been on Florida State's campus. They are more exciting than the others (campuses) I have been on. Plus I like the coaching staffs. I like Bobby Bowden and the defensive line coach at LSU seems like a pretty good dude. Then it comes down to the stadium. I want teams to come in scared to play us because they know it's going to be a long day because the crowd in the stands."

While he favors the two out of state schools, at the moment High-Dorsey doesn't have any offers, although that could change soon. "Mississippi State, Alabama and Louisville are all pretty close," High-Dorsey says. "I thing they'll be coming in the next few weeks. They've been talking about it."

A starter since his sophomore season for Auburn High, High-Dorsey used his 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash to make 88 tackles as a junior with eight sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also played some tight end for the Tigers and was used mainly in goal line and short yardage situations.

High-Dorsey shown waiting for the defensive signals during this year's junior all-star game in Troy.

One of the best experiences High-Dorsey has had playing football happened in December when he was one of the few selected to compete in the Alabama Junior All-Star Game in Troy. He says that the experience was a good one for him and showed him he can compete with the best of the best in Alabama.

"I was very excited when I got selected because I knew I would be playing against the top players in the state," High-Dorsey says. "For me to go down there and play in the game was one of the highlights of my career. I did pretty good in the game with the third-most tackles on the team and a sack.

"While I was there it taught me to be more versatile because they had me playing defensive tackle as well as end. I had never played there before, but they put me there because I was one of the biggest defensive linemen we had."

This spring High-Dorsey is working out with the track team at Auburn throwing the shot put and discus. In addition to that he is also working to improve his speed and stamina as he gets ready for the summer camp circuit. Planning to camp at Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State and possibly two other schools, High-Dorsey's name will be one to watch as he moves up the recruiting lists heading into his senior season.

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