York High standout Khalid Dorsey has change of heart, backs away from commitment to Howard

  • York High standout Khalid Dorsey has apparently backed off his commitment to play for Howard.
  • Dorsey was recently named a Class 5-A all-state selection at running back.
  • Dorsey was second in the York-Adams League this season with 1,728 rushing yards. He scored 15 touchdowns.

Khalid Dorsey has apparently had a change of heart about his college future.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the all-state running back from York High announced on his Twitter feed (@BmoreUpNext) that he was verbally committing to Howard University, a Football Championship Subdivision program in Washington.  

York High running back Khalid Dorsey has apparently decided to re-open his college recruitment after backing away from his verbal commitment to Howard University. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Just two weeks later, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, Dorsey again used Twitter to announce that he was backing away from his Howard commitment.

His latest tweet read: "I will officially be decommitting from Howard University and opening my recruitment back up! Thank you to all the coaches from Howard who recruited me. I appreciate it big time!"

Immediate attempts to reach Dorsey were unsuccessful.

Dorsey was the heart and soul of the Bearcats for the last two seasons, when York High went from a 1-9 season in 2016 to a 9-2 campaign in 2017.

In 2017, Dorsey was second in the York-Adams League with 1,728 rushing yards, while scoring 15 touchdowns. He was a Y-A Division I First-Team All-Star. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Dorsey was named to the Class 5-A All-State Team by the Pennsylvania Football Writers.

Before he verbally committed to Howard, Dorsey previously said he held offers from five different schools, ranging in level from FCS down to the NAIA. Along with Howard, he was also considering Bryant University, Millersville University, Lincoln College and Bluefield College.