March 31, 2009

Spartans one of favorites for Ohio ATH

It is a great year for talent at Warren Harding High School in Ohio and Michigan State is actively recruiting several prospects from that perennial powerhouse program. One of the prospects is safety/linebacker Mike Dorsey. spoke with him last night and has some details on his recruitment.

The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Dorsey has seen his recruiting stock rise this spring and he recently picked up several additional scholarship offers.

"I have three offers right now," he said. "I was offered by Akron last summer and Toledo and Wisconsin offered me recently. West Virginia and Michigan State also seem very interested. I just got back from visiting West Virginia last weekend."

How was the trip to Morgantown?

"It was nice, I liked it a lot," Dorsey said. "I liked how they are the only big sport in the state. They don't have professional sports and besides Marshall everyone follows West Virginia football."

Have you been to other Junior Days?

"Yes, I was at Michigan State's last month," he said. "I liked it there too. I can't really say I like one school anymore than another at this point."

The Spartans are being very aggressive this year recruiting Warren Harding High School. In addition to Dorsey, the Spartans are also after linebacker/defensive end Davion Rogers. Michigan State defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi serves as the primary recruiter of Dorsey and Rogers for the Spartans.

"I call Coach Narduzzi every two weeks," Dorsey said. "I plan on going back up there for the spring game."

With his size and speed, it is possible that Dorsey could end up at multiple positions at the next level. asked him what position most teams see him projecting at in college?

"West Virginia said they see me as a "rover" in their system. Wisconsin has told me outside linebacker. Michigan State has said it all depends on how big I get, but most likely I would be playing outside linebacker there too."

As far as summer plans and when a possible decision could be made, Dorsey indicated that it could be a while before he makes his choice.

"I am not in a hurry," he said. "I am going to camp at Ohio State this summer and I may hit a few other schools. I want to see what schools offer before I make my choice. If I don't have the offers I want by the end of the summer I may just wait until after my senior year to make my choice."

Getting players out of Warren Harding is usually a very good thing. The school is known for producing high-level talent and Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff know that first hand. Current Spartan defensive back Chris Rucker is a Warren Harding product. Rucker stepped in and played as a true freshman at Michigan State and could be one of the top cover cornerbacks in the Big Ten this coming fall. will continue to follow-up with Dorsey in the coming weeks. We will be sure to keep an eye out for him at the Green and White game on April 25th. Getting prospects on campus as frequently as possible is always the goal. Hosting Dorsey and his Warren Harding teammates once again certainly could go a long way in th recruiting process.

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