The one common theme with regards to recruiting and the Florida staff is they want the fastest team in America. Dorsey has blazing speed and has run as low as 10.5 in the 100-meters. These numbers may seem to be the norm for Gator players like Percy Harvin, Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps, Louis Murphy and Brandon James but this time it's a defensive player that we are talking about.
"I went up with my coach Jimmy Jefferson this weekend and a teammate of mine," Dorsey said. "This was our third time going to Florida and they have always been on top for me. I was already a big Florida Gator fan and I was waiting for them to offer me a scholarship. I talked to my parents about it and once they offered me I decided to jump on it. There was no reason for me to wait. I was there for the last two games and it was amazing and I fit right in. I can't wait to make an impact for them.
"When I committed to coach Urban Meyer and Billy Gonzales they were very excited to hear me say, 'I was going to be a Gator'. We were all just kind of laughing and smiling and they welcomed me to the Gator Nation."
Sitting in The Swamp can have a lasting impression on anyone but especially recruits and Demar Dorsey is no different.
"Sitting in The Swamp is one of the most amazing experiences you can imagine," he said. "I have never seen anything like it before in my life. I have been to a lot of college football games but being in The Swamp is a different level all together. It's just crazy there, the fans love you, the coaches love you, and it is so loud other teams don't want to play there. When I told my parents that I committed to the Gators they were extremely happy and excited for me. They both feel that is the best place for me and it's a perfect fit for me."
Dorsey has the perfect frame for the safety position at 6-2 and 190-pounds but the speed of a wide receiver. Not only has Dorsey run the 10.5 mentioned earlier but consistently runs sub 4.4.
"I like to go 150 percent and do everything that I can to help the team win the game," he said. "I like to leave it all on the field to help the team in whatever way that I can. I am a team player and no matter what leave it on the field. Last year I had five interceptions and around 40 tackles, this season so far I have three interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and have added two touchdowns in the last two games. One touchdown was from the running back position. The other when I was playing wide receiver."
Dorsey has been in attendance for probably two of the most complete games back-to-back that the Gators have played under Urban Meyer and Dorsey said he expects to see the same outcome this weekend versus Georgia.
"I like Florida all day in the game on Saturday against Georgia. I think the game will be close for a while but the Gators will score in the mid- to high-30's, and the Gators should win by two touchdowns."
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