Since the moment that he extended his verbal commitment to the University of Louisville in early March, DuPont Manual defensive tackle Derek Dorsey has been a frequent guest at the Cardinals football complex.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound attended nearly all of Louisville's spring practice sessions and was among an impressive group of athletes participating in Bobby Petrino's camp on Saturday.
The group spent most of the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m., working on the U of L practice fields. A break for lunch, which included a tour of the football facilities, along with frequent water breaks, was the only rest on a sunny and warm day in the Derby City.
"It was a long day, but it was good," Dorsey told Cardinal Authority. "My whole body hurts."
The camp included a number of drills, including multiple one-on-opportunities, which for Dorsey meant going up against a big and athletic group of offensive linemen.
As the attention of Card Nation was focusing in on Super Regional action at nearby Jim Patterson Stadium, word also surfaced that Dorsey was enjoying a strong performance during the morning session.
"I was doing pretty well in the morning, but I feel like I did better in the second session in the one-on-one's," he reported. "From what I understand, I don't think I got beat by anybody in the final. That was exciting."
Dorsey, who says that "he talks to other guys" about Louisville and spent a few minutes chatting with fellow commit Desmond Fitzpatrick following the camp, admits that it's "exciting" when a new school reaches out with interest or a scholarship offer.
"It's always exciting when a new offer comes in," he explained, further adding that he's "firm" with his commitment with the Cardinals.
Dorsey, who tallied 58 tackles as a junior, now turns his focus on summer conditioning in preparation for his senior season.