Ex-York High football standout Khalid Dorsey announces he'll enter NCAA transfer portal

  • Ex-York High football standout Khalid Dorsey plans to enter the transfer portal.
  • Dorsey has played in 12 games over two seasons at Howard University.
  • Howard is a Football Championship Subdivision program in Washington, D.C.
  • Dorsey rushed for more than 1,700 yards as a senior for York High in 2017.
Khalid Dorsey

Former York High football standout Khalid Dorsey is apparently looking for a new college team.

Dorsey announced on his Twitter site (BmoreUpNext) on Tuesday that he is planning to transfer from Howard University.

His Tweet read: “I officially enter my name into the NCAA transfer portal. I still have 3 years of eligibility left and I’m looking for a new home ... I want to thank the Howard University family/community for welcoming me with open arms! Forever a #BisonBoy.”

Attempts to reach Dorsey for additional comment were unsuccessful.

Howard is a Football Championship Subdivision school located in Washington, D.C.

Howard has struggled this year under first-year head coach Ron Prince, going 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Prince succeeded Mike London at Howard, who left the Bison after the 2018 season to become the head coach at William & Mary.

The 5-foot, 11-inch, 175-pound Dorsey has played in three games this season as a sophomore, rushing 10 times for 38 yards, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. He also had one reception for 26 yards.

Since Dorsey only played in three games this season, he would still be permitted to count this year as a redshirt season when it comes to eligibility. Football players can compete in up to four games in a season and still have the season considered a redshirt campaign.

Last year as a freshman, Dorsey played in nine games, rushing for 253 yards on 40 carries, averaging 6.2 yards per carry with two touchdowns. That included a career-high 83-yard effort vs. North Carolina Central.

Howard was 4-6 overall in 2018 and 4-3 in the MEAC.

At least four players leaving Howard: Dorsey is one of at least four Howard players who have recently announced plans to transfer. The others are quarterback Caylin Newton, defensive back John Smith VI and linebacker Iggy Reynoso.

Caylin Newton is the younger brother of Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Caylin Newton won the MEAC offensive player of the year last season after leading the FCS in total offense (313.3 yards per game) and average passing yardage (263 per game).

Entering the transfer portal does not mean a player must transfer. It only means the player is considering his options. Players in the portal can still return to their original schools The vast majority of players who enter the transfer portal, however, do end up transferring.

Star at York High: Dorsey was instrumental in helping to turn around the York High program. During his first two years with the Bearcats’ varsity, the team went 1-19. As a senior in 2017, York High went 9-2, thanks largely to Dorsey, who was a first-team York-Adams League Division I all-star after rushing for 1,728 rushing yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. He was second in the Y-A League in rushing and averaged nearly 9 yards per carry.

Following his senior season at York High, Dorsey committed to Howard, then changed his mind and de-committed, before ultimately re-committing to the Bison.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.