Jayhawks Land Defensive Lineman

Yates High School defensive lineman Patrick Dorsey announced his decision Thursday evening and will play his college football with the Kansas Jayhawks. Dorsey becomes the first defensive tackle to verbally commit to Kansas for the 2007 class. Dorsey talked with us about his decision.

"I committed to Kansas last night," said Patrick Dorsey from Houston, (Texas.) "I called coach [John] Reagan and coach [Mark] Mangino. I let them know about my decision. They were very excited."

"They said everyone over there in Kansas was excited. I am excited for myself to commit to them. I have been thinking about making my commitment for a long time."

Dorsey has several reasons for selecting the Jayhawks.

"I like the academic program," he said. "Their football team is up and coming. I like the depth chart. I like the coaches. I think it is a good fit for me. My recruiting coach was coach Reagan. I love him. We have a really good relationship."

"It feels great to have my decision over with. There is less stress."

The Jayhawks welcome the new verbal pledge, and Dorsey feels he brings a lot to the table.

"I feel like I can bring more aggression to the defensive line. I can pressure the quarterback," he said.

Dorsey was also holding a scholarship offer from Houston. He is a solid commitment to Kansas.

He is on track to qualify with 1450 on the SAT and maintains a 3.9 GPA.


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