Last year Patrick Dorsey had a chance to watch Kansas play in a bowl game. And his wasn't far from his house. He remembers watching the Jayhawks play Houston in the Houston Bowl.
"I watched the whole game," Dorsey said. "I saw them beat up on Houston and I liked what I saw from their program and what they were building. Then I got to watch some of their spring game on TV down here in Houston. I knew all along it was a program I could see myself playing at."
On Thursday Dorsey decided to make sure he let the Kansas coaches know his decision.
"I called coach John Reagan and told him I was picking Kansas and was ready to commit," Dorsey said. "Then I called coach Mark Mangino and talked to him. They were very excited about my decision and made me feel at home. Coach Reagan did a great job recruiting and he would always text message me back right away or pick up my calls when I called."
Last year Dorsey was a first team, all district selection at defensive tackle. He picked up early offers from Kansas, Houston, and Baylor. He said Arizona State, Cincinnati, and Minnesota were also recruiting with heavy interest.
Dorsey is glad to have a decision done before his senior year and said he thoroughly weighed his options and the decision to commit early.
"Kansas is a good academic school and the right fit for me," he said. "I have looked at their depth chart, their program and talked to people about them. I like the direction of their program and their coaches sold me."
At the Nike College Station training camp Dorsey recorded the best bench press and vertical jump of the defensive tackles.