Miami D-Back Could Decide Within a Week

Andy Dorcely is a versatile athlete from North Miami Beach, Florida. He visited Colorado for the Nebraska game and has the Buffs in his current top two. But, if one school comes in and offers, it could be over. We get the latest on his recruitment. He was an all-county selection in Dade County this season.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
40 time: 4.56
Bench: 225
Squat: 385
From: Miami, Florida
High School: North Miami Beach

As a senior, Andy Dorcely had 54 tackles, four interceptions and one blocked punt. On offense, he had 28 receptions for 573 yards and five touchdowns. Dorcely was named second team all-conference at tight end. "I adapt well to the game and situations," Dorcely claims.

In an update with North Miami Beach Head Coach, Jeff Bertani, The BSN finds out exactly where Dorcely is in the recruiting process. "Right now it is between Colorado and Western Michigan," Bertani explains. "Depending on what happens with Stanford, Andy will end up at one of those schools. To get into Stanford he has to have an 1100 SAT and he scored a 1080 but they might be able to work something out. He does have a 3.5 core GPA. If Stanford offers after he is cleared through their admission, they would be tough to turn down."

Dorcely has written offers from all the schools he has visited; Colorado, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and Pittsburgh. Plus, he has offers from Indiana and all the Florida schools, other then the big three.

Colorado is expected to be dropping by a couple times over the next week. "Coach Hagan said that he and the new defensive backs coach from the Saints will be by, most likely tomorrow. From there, they will schedule an in-home visit with Coach Hawkins. Right now Andy is proceeding like Stanford will not come through with an offer. Chances are that if Coach Hawkins comes in and sees him next week, he'll be going to Colorado."

North Miami Beach sent two players to Western Michigan last year. "I think that might be one reason he would rather play at Colorado. I don't think that he wants to be in the shadow of those guys. They both started at the corners as true freshman and one was a freshman all-American."

How does Dorcely stack up to the abilities of those players? "He is very similar to them. The thing with Andy is that his best football is still in front of him. He has only been a varsity starter for two years so his upside is humongous. He is not from the best financial background, so I think once he gets into a college program and gets three meals a day he may add 15-20 pounds and be moved to strong safety. A lot of colleges have been projecting him there."

The BSN will stay on this story to find out if the CU coaches make it to Miami, and see if Dorcely will indeed be a Buff.


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