Dorsett Lands Ohio State Offer

St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida junior wide receiver Phil Dorsett was offered a scholarship by Ohio State Wednesday afternoon following practice. Dorsett, one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state, spoke with Bill Greene about landing the Buckeye offer.

St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) wide receiver Phil Dorsett has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State. Dorsett, one of the top receiver prospects in the state, was notified of the offer after practice on Wednesday.

"I was offered a scholarship by Ohio State today after practice," Dorsett said. "The Ohio State coaches were at practice today and they spent time watching all of us work out. Their wide receiver coach (Darrell Hazell) notified my coach that they were offering me a scholarship today."

Dorsett was a name that hit the radar earlier this season after several eye-popping performances against quality opposition. Dorsett, 6-foot, and 175-pounds, brings a combination of both speed and tremendous athletic ability, and is certain to add more offers as time goes on.

"I really don't know about all the offers I might have just yet," Dorsett admitted. "Coach (George) Smith doesn't give us all of our mail during the season, so I'm not sure. They just told me about the Ohio State offer because they were there in person today at practice."

"This offer makes me real happy and I love the Ohio State program," he stated. "I would love to go there again and check it out. We played there in the first game of the season ( a 52-7 win against Upper Arlington) and that was cool. I might be going to their spring game next April and I will probably be going to camp at Ohio State next summer. I plan on getting to know Coach Hazell over the next few months."

St. Thomas Aquinas is two wins away from another state title and will face Bradenton Manatee this week in the state semi-final round.

"Winning a state title is the most important thing on my mind right now," Dorsett stressed. "I will check out the recruiting stuff after our season is over. I will definitely consider Ohio State very seriously. I have no problem leaving the state to play college football, or I might stay close to home. It's just too early to say right now."

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