It all worked out in the end.
After suffering a knee injury this past season, Andrews High School football defensive end Kevon “KJ” Dorsey accepted a preferred walk-on offer from South Carolina State University on Saturday to play with the Bulldogs next season.
“I feel like I’m in a good situation and I’m back right (from the injury),” Dorsey said. “With the corona, I don’t know when summer workouts are going to start, so that’ll give me more time to get to where I need to be.”
Dorsey has had a plethora of family and friends both play and go to school there.
“My dad went to school there and I’ve had four or five uncles go there,” Dorsey said. “A family friend, Robert Geathers, played there (who later went on to play for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League) and I have a couple friends and a cousin that got there now.”
Dorsey has had a lot of guidance from his coaches at Andrews and from his cousins who play in college to get to where he is now.
“My cousins who play in college (and) the whole coaching staff (at Andrews) have helped get me where I need to be,” Dorsey said.
Andrews High head football coach Scott Durham is happy to see all of Dorsey’s hard work paying off.
“We are very excited and happy for Kevon,” Durham said “This is a great opportunity for him. His recruitment was a little slow following the knee injury, but he was patient and thorough in his decision-making. He has done a great job in the classroom and on the field to put himself into this position and we look forward to following his career at SC State. He is a good kid from a good family and I’m sure he will do extremely well.”