Houston Yates is one of proud programs in H-Town and it seems like every year the school produces plenty of big-time prospects. One player that is moving his way up the charts after a strong performance at the NIKE Training Camp this past weekend at Texas A&M is Yates defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey.
The 6-foot, 260-pounder ran a 5.2-second time in the 40-yard dash for the second straight year at NIKE, but felt he did much better in every other part of the camp.
"I knew what to expect since I was at the NIKE Camp last year," Dorsey said. "I was definitely more comfortable with the coaches and the drills. I probably could have done better in the 40, and I need to pick it up some after getting another 5.2, but overall I was pleased with how strong of a camp I had.
"I think I did really well in the one-on-ones and in the position drills."
Early on, Dorsey has a scholarship offer from Houston. He received the offer when he took an unofficial visit to the UofH campus. He said it's been like a who's who of college football, though, at his school here for the first two days of spring practices.
"Tuesday and Wednesday there were a lot of coaches there," Dorsey said.
"I saw coaches from Texas, Michigan, SMU, Oklahoma State, Miami and Rice. They were all there to check us out. From talking to my coaches, it sounds like Michigan liked what they saw and they're thinking about offering me. I'm not really sure if they are, but that's what I heard."
Dorsey said it's still early to think about favorites, but Oklahoma State and LSU are two teams that are on his mind a lot. But with spring practices in full swing, he's also focused on winning a ring and bringing back another run deep in the state playoffs.
"We want to go further than the third round," Dorsey said. "We want to win it all and get one of those rings. I like the pressure that everybody is putting on us. They expect us and predict us to win a lot of games this year. We're not the underdogs anymore and the pressure makes us want to be better as a team."