Cards jump back in the mix for Dorsey

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Louisville has jumped back into the mix for Class of 2015 point guard Tyler Dorsey. The four-star Dorsey recently backed off his commitment to Arizona and checks in with Cardinal Authority.

Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco point guard Tyler Dorsey de-committed from the University of Arizona less than two weeks ago.

And since news broke of the two parting ways, Dorsey's phone has been ringing non stop.

The 6-foot-4 Dorsey has heard from plenty of different schools this time around, but he's also heard from some of the same ones.

"It shows you who really wanted you," Dorsey said with a smile. "It really shows me they wanted me because they came back."

Dorsey said the first two schools to call after the de-commitment were two schools that had previously been on him - Louisville and California - noting they "called the next day after I de-committed. That showed me they really were after me as a player."

"It's still so early and I want to take my time, but it does tell me something," Dorsey said. "Still, I'm not going to rush it."

U of L assistant coach Wyking Jones had built a relationship with Dorsey before he committed to Arizona. Dorsey said he expects to chat with U of L coach Rick Pitino early this week after spending time on the phone with Jones.

"Coach Jones was one of the first person to call me," he said. "He would love to have me and said they're looking for a guard. He said he would like for me to come in and help them win a national championship.

"I never really got to meet coach Pitino before but I hope I will get too. I know he's one of the best coaches in the game."

Dorsey is ranked as the No. 25 player in the Class of 2015 and is listed as the No. 6 shooting guard. He's been called a point guard by some but said he likes to use the term "combo" guard.

"I can play off the ball at this level," he said. "I think I bring a lot to the table."

Dorsey said besides U of L, other schools that called on the first day included, Stanford, Cal, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Georgetown, Kansas, Florida and Tulsa. He's had plenty more since the first day but wants to take his time and will make five official visits.

"I felt like I committed too early," Dorsey said. "So, I wanted to open it back up and explore my options. I want to go through the recruitment and take my time this time.

"I loved Arizona and the fans and Sean Miller. It had nothing to do with that but I just felt like I wanted to make sure, take my time, do the research and take the visits. I want to make sure this time, it's the right school for me."

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