Demar Dorsey’s career with the Michigan Wolverines is over.
And it never even really started.
The Detroit News first reported Wednesday that the former Florida recruit and highly-touted Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson defensive back has been released from his letter of intent, after not being admitted to Michigan.
Dorsey’s father, Eddie Jackson, told The News that his son met academic test requirements for Michigan, but was still not admitted. Dorsey scored an 18 on the ACT and had a 2.5 grade point average.
“He signed a letter of intent but basically what happened, I guess he didn’t qualify to their standards,” Jackson told The News. “Admissions sent him a letter that they weren’t going to admit him to the school and said to disregard the other letter (of intent) and was free again to start looking at other options.”
Dorsey’s signing with the Wolverines caused a stir because of his checkered past. Dorsey was charged with two felonies while in high school. He was acquitted by a jury on a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in 2008, and an earlier burglary charge was dismissed.
The 2010 prospect was rated as ESPN’s 12th-best prospect in the country and was one of the defensive stars at the Under Armour All-American Game in January. He originally committed to Florida in October of 2008, but remained a “soft” commitment before he and Florida fell out of sorts just before National Signing Day in February. Dorsey’s desire to visit other schools while being committed to Florida and his off-field issues contributed to Florida’s decision to part with Dorsey.
Dorsey also considered Florida State, Tennessee, USC and West Virginia as a senior and could attempt to enroll at one of those schools before the fall.