Report: Demar Dorsey signs with Louisville

Charlie Strong promised to build up the depth on the Louisville roster when he was hired by the Cardinals in December.

Most important was recruiting in their own city and making better inroads to Cincinnati-area high schools.

How about landing a four-star defensive back from Florida who was expected to contribute right away this season for Rich Rodriguez and Michigan?

According to, Demar Dorsey has signed with Louisville following his release from his letter of intent at Michigan earlier this month after not being admitted to the school.

“They say I have an opportunity [to] come right in and play, but I have to work for it,” Dorsey told “I'm hoping I can come right in and make an impact.”

The 6-foot, 175-pound Dorsey was arguably the Big Ten’s biggest gem of this past recruiting season but didn't earn admittance to Michigan despite meeting NCAA qualifications to play football.

The Lauderdale Lakes High School star was twice charged with felonies as a juvenile, acquitted of a robbery with a deadly weapon charge in 2008 after having a previous burglary charge was dismissed.

Dorsey, a cousin of Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson, was swayed from his original verbal commitment to Florida by the Wolverines. USC and Florida State also heavily recruited him,

Now, Dorsey will have a chance to help a Cardinals defense that allowed 26.2 points per game in ’09 and were second-to-last in the Big East in total defense.

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