A First Look: Ashton Dorsey

The Texas Longhorns struck again at John Tyler High picking up a commitment from standout defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey. The 6-2, 283-pounder is a key member of a 2010 recruiting class that will be ranked among the nations elite. Burnt Orange Beat traveled to Tyler to take a first look at the versatile tackle.

The Texas Longhorns have enjoyed their fair share of recruiting success at John Tyler High. Of course, there is the "Tyler Rose" Earl Campbell, but the list also includes safety Chris Carter, outside linebacker Patrick Hayes, defensive back Joey Ellis, corner Aaron Ross, safety Matt Melton, and defensive end Tim Crowder, all who line the hallway on both sides headed from the entrance and trophy cases to the weight room.

The next product of "CUJO" that will suit up for the Longhorns is defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey. The 6-2, 283-pounder is one of three defensive tackle commitments for the Longhorns in the 2010 class joining Denton Guyer's Taylor Bible and Alief Taylor's De'Aires Cotton to form a trio of that will be as talented as any program will sign in February.

The younger brother of former John Tyler players Floyd Dorsey (Tulane) and Adren Dorsey (currently at Texas A&M) is coming off of a productive junior season in which he totaled 63 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 pass break ups and three sacks despite many a double team block and game plan designed to slow down the quick footed tackle.

On Thursday during the Lions athletic period workout, Dorsey showed much of the skill set that earned him offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, UCLA and Arkansas among others.

Ashton Dorsey Scouting Report

First, Dorsey is a legit 6-2 and recently tipped the scales at 283 pounds. Dorsey features a quick first step, the ability to move and react laterally, strong hands and an aggressive use of his hands, impressive flexibility and the ability to expand with the gap as well as turn and chase the ball.

He comes off the ball pretty low, but can continue to become more consistent in that area as many young linemen.

As impressive as any skill, is his ability to diagnose/read plays and react with confident, quick movement.

Dorsey has quality arm length and a quick, powerful swim move. He has the ability to line up over the ball and power through centers and disrupt the inside run.

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