Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Ashton Dorsey

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
TexasCOMMITTED (03/01/2009)Offered12/11/2009Mike Tolleson, Will Muschamp
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNoneRandy Jordan

Scouting Report on Ashton Dorsey

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game settingby Barton Simmons - 09/30/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Dorsey has an athletic build as a defensive tackle but is not overwhelming from a physical standpoint. He is in the 6-1/6-2 range as far as height but does have good length in his arms. Likely won't ever develop into a massive space eater. His tweener size should allow him to move around and line up in several defensive line positions.
Needs improvement: Dorsey has less than ideal size for an interior defender. He must maintain an elite level of athleticism and a high intensity level in college to demand the double-teams that bigger defenders warrant.
Most impressive: Dorsey is ultra-athletic. He is quick off of the snap and explosive at the point of attack. He has strong hands and arms, extends them well when engaged and is able to react to the ball carrier. He can redirect quickly and moves with a purpose. With a high motor and quick feet, Dorsey is very difficult to block in the pass game and at the high school level, his strength and explosiveness makes him very disruptive in the run game as well.
Conclusion: Despite his size limitations, Dorsey's athleticism could lead to him contributing very early on the college level. He has some qualities in his game that you can’t teach, such as effort and instincts and he plays physical enough to mix it up with college offensive linemen. Much like Jacobbi McDaniel has contributed early at Florida State, Dorsey could have a similar impact at Texas.

Barton Simmons is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He was an all-state performer for two-time state champion and nationally ranked Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy in high school and was a two-time All-Ivy selection as a safety at Yale.

Latest News

Dorsey hopes to take advantage of his opportunity04/12/2010 Orangebloods.com

The Texas coaches said during the spring season that the battle for spots on the D-tackle depth chart will carry over to fall camp, and incoming freshman Ashton Dorsey is one of the players hoping to contribute. Dorsey's putting in some work over the off-season to prepare himself, but he does still have one hurdle to cross before heading to Austin.

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2009 TOC Class 5A All-State Team01/07/2010LoneStarPreps.com
Under Armour Day 2 gallery01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
TOC Class 5A DFW All-Area Team01/01/2010LoneStarPreps.com
All-star analysis: Wednesday at UA12/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
UA All-American Wednesday practice photos12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texans making impact at UA Game12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the UA All-Americans12/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Dorsey talks UT official visit12/16/2009Orangebloods.com
Baxter earns fifth star in updated Rivals10012/08/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Defensive tackles11/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Ashton Dorsey gets after it11/18/2009Rivals.com
Friday Night Lights: Stars, stats and more10/31/2009Orangebloods.com
Friday Night Lights: Stars, stats and more10/28/2009Orangebloods.com
Friday Night Lights: Stars and stats from state's best10/04/2009Orangebloods.com
Pretenders or Contenders? Looking at some 5A surprises09/17/2009LoneStarPreps.com
Dorsey working hard to improve this summer07/08/2009Orangebloods.com
Tyler John Tyler Preview06/17/2009LoneStarPreps.com
Spring Report: John Tyler Lions05/30/2009LoneStarPreps.com
Dorsey leads the way for talented JT squad05/28/2009Orangebloods.com
No need to worry about Dorsey04/19/2009Orangebloods.com
New Rivals250 loaded with big-time backs03/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Ashton Dorsey on the line03/02/2009Rivals.com
Dorsey becomes Horns' third DT commit03/01/2009Orangebloods.com
Another DT set to attend UT's junior day02/22/2009Orangebloods.com
Dorsey is picking up offers02/20/2009AggieYell.com
Younger Dorsey eyeing A&M01/16/2009AggieYell.com


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DeAngelo Tyson - DT Statesboro, GA Ht: 6'2"Wt: 292 lbs College: Georgia