The Terps are casting a wide net in their search for a class of 2015 point guard, and one name that's recently surfaced is Paul VI's (Fairfax, Va.) Kevin Dorsey, a high-motor, high-energy lead guard who has impressed on the AAU circuit this spring. Maryland assistant Dustin Clark, along with the rest of the staff, has been in contact with the 5-foot-11 Dorsey, and it's possible an offer could come at some point this summer.
"Maryland has been checking up on me pretty often now, just to see how things have been going on the camp circuit," said Dorsey, who plays for Team Takeover and claims offers from Creighton, UMass, Minnesota, Nebraska, VCU, Florida Gulf Coast, WVU, Virginia Tech, SMU, Ole Miss and ODU . "They check in after every camp on the weekends to see how I'm doing. … Before [earlier this year] they didn't really show much interest, but with everything that's going on over there [Roddy Peters transferring, etc.] they're on me harder."
While Maryland hadn't pursued Dorsey in earnest until the last couple months, the Paul VI guard said he's had a relationship with UMD for three years. He said head coach Mark Turgeon first took notice of him during his freshman year, and the staff in general has kept tabs since then.
The Terps regularly recruit Paul VI, and many of their prospects attend games at the Comcast Center, so Maryland's coaches know the nearby Virginia school's talents fairly well.
"We've been in touch for a long time now. I've been up [to Maryland] before and it's a real nice place. It's a great campus and a great atmosphere for games," Dorsey said. "I like Coach Turgeon and his style, and I think it could be a good fit."
If Maryland were to eventually ante up, Dorsey would be receptive. In fact, the Terps would likely become one of his top suitors.
"If they offered I'd definitely consider them. I think with everything going on there, with guys leaving and stuff, it's just more of an opportunity for someone else to step into a role," Dorsey said. "I could have a good opportunity there. I'm going up there for a visit at some point [this summer], so I'll learn more then."
Right now, though, Dorsey is focused on the schools that have extended scholarships. He called VCU, Nebraska, Creighton and Minnesota his current standouts.
"All of those staffs are really nice and communicate well with me," said Dorsey, who just picked up the Huskers and Gophers offers as a result of his standout AAU play. "They talk to me often and want a guy like me to run the point."
Dorsey hasn't set up any visits, but would like to see a few nearby schools in June such as VCU and Maryland. Then, after AAU season, he would like to schedule some official trips.
"Hopefully after taking some visits and talking with my family we can decide on a school between August and September," Dorsey said. "That's my plan right now."
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