Commentary

Dorsey's status at Michigan up in the air

Updated: June 7, 2010, 4:38 PM ET
By Corey Long | ESPN Recruiting

Demar Dorsey's (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson) admission into Michigan remains in limbo, according to his high school head coach, Mark James.

The Under Armour All-American defensive back was committed to Florida for much of his senior season before decommitting and eventually switching to Michigan on national signing day. He is the No. 12 player overall in the Class of 2010.

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Dorsey is fully qualified by NCAA standards, but the University of Michigan has yet to allow him to enroll.

"Demar is an NCAA qualifier with a 2.5 or 2.6 GPA and an 18 score on the ACT," said James. "But he hasn't yet been granted at Michigan."

Controversy surrounded Dorsey's commitment to Michigan when it was disclosed that he was arrested twice as a juvenile. He was acquitted on a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in 2008 and had a previous charge of burglary dismissed.

James suggested that some of Dorsey's issues with his admission may stem from his previous transgressions with the law.

"It's very possible," James added. "I've been talking with the coaches [at Michigan] and they continue to work on it."

If Dorsey is not admitted to Michigan, he can go to junior college or re-open his recruitment. James believes his former player will opt for the latter. However, Dorsey signed a letter of intent to Fort Scott Community College in Kansas as a fallback option in case he did not receive a qualifying test score.

"Right now I think the plan would be to re-open his recruitment and see what's out there," James said. "If he can't find something he likes he'll probably go to a juco for a year and try it again."

Adam Rittenberg contributed to this story. Corey Long has been covering high school football and recruiting in the Sunshine State since 1995. He can be reached at coreyespn@gmail.com.

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