Dorsey tops among Louisiana DLs

Louisiana is going to be loaded with Division-I prospects for the Class of 2004 and this could be the Pelican State's best group of interior linemen in years.<br><br>The best lineman in the state for the next recruiting class could very well be East Ascension-Gonzales defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (6-3, 285, 5.0).

Those who have seen him play will attest to his ability, and his high school has enjoyed as good a perspective as anyone.


"He is the best football player I've ever coached," said East Ascension coach Billy Beasley. "I've been lucky to be around some good ones but he is the best. He is a gifted kid no doubt about it. He has a lot of God-given talent."


Dorsey is very impressive in the weight room with a 600-pound squat and a bench presses over 350 pounds. He showed his versatility by also playing some fullback and offensive line as a junior.


Beasley said when his Spartans are on the field next year Dorsey will be a huge part of their game plan.


"The kid came in at 6-feet, 270-pounds," Beasley told Tiger Rag. "It's one of those things that are inborn. You just say, 'Gee whiz.' He came in with all of that talent but his tenacity sets him apart from those players close to him. He just wants it more. He is a hunting dog that is always hunting."


According to Beasley, Dorsey displays the kind of character on and off the field that has coaches from LSU, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma and many others, drooling over him.


"He doesn't quit," Beasley said. "He doesn't give up on a rep, a play or anything. He is always wound up and like a rat shot out of the catapult. He's like that with everything."


Academics are Dorsey's main focus as he heads down the final stretch of his junior season, as he has a little work to do before he will be a full qualifier.


"They are within reach and salvageable but he does have not them (grades) right now," said Beasley. "I think he'll get the test score but it's the GPA."


Sonny's View: Dorsey is very impressive and dominant at the high school level. He plays the run very well and moves a lot quicker than his 5.0-forty time. The Tigers will have to battle all of the major powers for his services, but Gonzales is only 30 minutes away from Tiger Stadium where Dorsey attended a few games as an unofficial visitor. That could bode well for Nick Saban's chances at landing him.

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