Dorsey stays home, commits to Louisville

Louisville Manual defensive lineman Derek Dorsey committed to the Cardinals on Tuesday. The three-star prospect discusses his decision with Cardinal Authority.

University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff continue make the top prospects in the Bluegrass State a priority for the 2016 recruiting class and on Tuesday afternoon they picked up their second in-state pledge.

Louisville DuPont Manual defensive lineman Derek Dorsey made a stop by the Cardinals football facility following school to extend his verbal commitment.

"I went over there earlier today and told the coaches that I had some great news that I wanted to share with them and then told them that I wanted to become a Cardinal," explained the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Dorsey. "They were all pretty excited and then we walked up to tell coach Petrino and he was pretty fired up, too."

A Louisville native, who's high school is located across the street from the U of L campus, Dorsey expressed excitement about becoming part of the Cardinals growing tradition.

"Having grown up here my whole life I've been able to watch the program develop," he said. "They are a top ten type team that is going in the right direction. All of the facilities are great and I have a very good personal relationship with the coaches. It's the place that I wanted to be."

Dorsey becomes the third prospect that attended the Cardinals Junior Day to make a commitment, joining Louisville Trinity athlete Rodjay Burns and Farmington (Mich.) linebacker David Reese.

Rated a three-star prospect by, Dorsey, who recorded 58 tackles as a junior, will now turn his focus on improving as a player and helping his team aim for a state title.

"I want to improve in the weight room and get myself as college ready as I can before I get there," he said. "I plan on helping my team to win a state championship this year."

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