May 2, 2013

Dorsey sizes up Baylor

It just became May but Cordell Dorsey believes June should be a pretty big month for him.

The Abilene Cooper product is preparing for his third year to be a starter. The foundation to be a difference making linebacker remains.

"My top focus is just to continue to find a way to get into the backfield,'' he said. "It's the little things that will make the difference as I keep playing. I want to have a better IQ about the game and pick up on the tendencies.''

Dorsey made an impression on Baylor assistants Jim Gush and Phillip Montgomery. The two came by on Monday when Cooper began spring workouts. The wanted to have another visit and make it known they are interested. That's good because Dorsey is equally interested in them.

"I feel like Baylor has one of the best educations to offer,'' he said. "The background of a school is pretty important. I want to see how everything is. I'm probably going to come down sometime in June.''

Dorsey appeared at the Feb. 2 junior day so he already has a pretty good idea about the school. But more research is required. He said he has watched the Baylor program emerge into a more credible defensive squad. The latter half of the 2012 season is validation.

At 6-3, 205 Dorsey presents himself as someone who can stay at outside linebacker but could be a long-term plan for defensive end. Dorsey holds offers from the Bears, Texas Tech, Washington St., Oregon and Texas St. He said Oklahoma coaches would like for him to visit this summer. That's a trip he will explore but there's no guarantee the Sooners will offer.

Because of its recent success over the last three seasons, Baylor's recruiting has changed to where it has can compete with some of the better defensive players in Texas.

The June visit could be pivotal for both Dorsey and Baylor. What helps is that he will bring a wealth of varsity experience to wherever he commits.

"They grew a lot as a defense,'' Dorsey said. "They're starting to put some people in the NFL. I have a goal to play early and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a good relationship with them.

"I'm very bold about this. I have deep thoughts. I look at this as a relationship. When you tell someone you're coming, you know they're going to straighten up the house. But if you show up when they're not expecting you, you get to see the truth. ''

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