Dorsey Says Horns Have Offered

Is the 2008 recruiting class still not done? According to Tyler defensive tackle Adren Dorsey, the Texas Longhorns have offered him a scholarship. Dorsey talked about recruiting, his top schools and preparation for his senior season.

"I'm hearing from USC, and Texas offered earlier," Adren Dorsey said. "I'm just taking it easy and focusing on my season right now. A&M is right there at the top, but I really wouldn't say I have a leader or anything like that."

Dorsey's relatives include the legendary Tyler Rose, Earl Campbell, and former Longhorn defensive end Tim Crowder. Will that play a factor in his recruiting now that Texas may recruit Dorsey in the fall?

"I grew up following Texas and kept up with them, but I wouldn't say I was a big fan in that way," Dorsey said. "Yeah, I'm familiar with Texas, but being related to those guys won't affect my decision at all."

Dorsey says he's not in a big hurry to make a decision and would like to take a couple of visits in the fall if time allows for it.

"I'd like to take a couple of visits in the fall and check out some games," Dorsey said. "I haven't set anything up, but I'd like to do that. It will depend on my schedule and if I can get away after my game."

Dorsey and his John Tyler Lion teammates are in full practice mode and trying to get prepared for the 2007 season while battling the hot Texas sun. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman likes what he sees so far on the field and is optimistic about the upcoming season.

"Things are going good so far. We'll be very good on defense that's for sure," Dorsey said. "We're working out some kinks and smoothing some rough edges, but I like what I'm seeing."

Dorsey also feels he's having a good preseason and is ready for a productive senior campaign.

"I'm doing pretty well. I'm healthy and I feel I've gotten stronger from last year," Dorsey said. "I'm looking forward to getting on the field against Texas High (September 1)."

Dorsey spent a portion of his summer working through the recruiting process and attending camps. Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others were already recruiting the Tyler product hard. After the Aggie camp, Dorsey indicated that he was leaning toward Texas A&M, but wanted to wait on a decision and see a few more schools at the request of his mother.

For now, Dorsey does not have a timetable for a decision and said he wants to focus on his senior year.

This story was originally published on Aggie Websider, the Texas A&M site on the Scout.com Network.


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