As Jason McCleary of Left Coast Recruiting first reported, 2014 wing Donaven Dorsey has verbally committed to Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies. Dorsey had been heavily recruited by the Huskies, Washington State Cougars and Gonzaga Bulldogs. He also held offers from Oregon State and Portland State.
Dorsey is the second commitment of Romar’s 2014 class, with his coming just four days after Canadian forward Tristan Ettiene’s.
Dorsey is one of the top local talents in the Class of 2014, coming out of Timberline HS (Lacey, Wash.). Rivals, Scout and ESPN all rate Dorsey as a three-star recruit, but that could easily be bumped up to four with a quality senior season at Timberline. He is right on the cusp currently, as Rivals considers him the 106th best player in the Class of 2014 and ESPN calls him the fourth-best player in the state of Washington.
Without any additional attrition than the graduations of Perris Blackwell and C.J. Wilcox, Dorsey would be the second-to-last scholarship the Huskies have in the Class of 2014. Targets for the final scholarship include forwards Josh Martin (Bothell HS/Bothell, Wash.), Malik Pope (Laguna Creek HS/Elk Grove, Calif.) and Zylan Cheatham (Westwind Prep/Phoenix, Ariz.).
Here is some footage of Dorsey from last season, courtesy of the news-breaker McCleary.
Dorsey and Ettiene may not be the No. 1 and No. 2 recruits of this class, both bring very nice potential to Washington. Expect both to develop nicely under Romar’s coaching.