Cards commit Dorsey frequent practice guest

University of Louisville defensive line commit Derek Dorsey of DuPont Manual has been a frequent guest at the Cardinals spring practices. Cardinal Authority caught up with the future Cardinal...

DuPont Manual defensive lineman Derek Dorsey has been a frequent visitor to the University of Louisville football complex since making his verbal commitment with the Cardinals in March.

Dorsey, whose high school is a five minute drive from the Cardinals practice fields, has been one of the more frequent on-lookers since Louisville began spring work on March 24.

He was back out again on Wednesday and is impressed by the performance and progress that the team is making.

"I think they've looked really impressive," he told Cardinal Authority. "The team has really been coming along. It's a lot of fun getting to watch those guys."

As would be expected, Dorsey can usually be found near the defensive line drills. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound three-star prospect is busy taking mental notes to further improve his game.

"I usually just watch the defensive line," he explained. "I'm usually focused on the defensive line and I try to learn everything that they are doing.

"Whenever they do pass rushing drills, they have to do different types of pass rush moves, so I have been trying to pick up on that and hopefully I can transfer that onto the field. I've learned a few new tricks."

Dorsey spent a few minutes chatting with members of the Cardinals coaching staff following practice, spending time with defensive line coach L.D. Scott, assistant Chris Klenakis, who is the primary recruiter for the Louisville area, and head coach Bobby Petrino.

"I got to talk to most of them," he said. They told me to keep working hard, keep lifting weights and that they were excited to see me."

Dorsey, who registered 58 tackles as a junior, will begin his own spring practice soon.

"We start right after spring break," he said. "I'm looking forward to going out and helping my team get better."


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