Scouting Portfolio: Ahmere Dorsey, Rhode Island

WO | #11 | Sr | 5093 | 181 | 4.42e | 0928 | 2978 | 7228 | Wilmington, DE | Delcastle Tech HS

Overview: One of the premier returner prospects in the nation, Dorsey is a legitimate threat to score any time he has the ball. During the past two seasons, he has returned four kickoffs and one punt return for touchdowns, showcasing his game-breaking speed and acceleration. Dorsey hits zero-to-sixty real quick as an aggressive, tough runner, despite his small stature. His elusiveness and ability to bounce off defenders like a ping pong ball in the open field makes him a dangerous player in space. He shows ball skills, instincts and the ability to go up and fight for the jump balls. His highly competitive nature and persistence are positive attributes that have endeared him to the URI coaching staff. The real value in Dorsey is as a difference-maker in the return game, where he can make a significant impact in the field advantage department, while serving as a gadget weapon on offense. 

Background: Mom was a single parent, dad was in prison, has two younger brothers and one sister; best friend was shot and killed in 2017. Grew up playing basketball. Participated in the 2020 Hula Bowl.

Career: In two seasons with URI, he returned 67 kicks for 1,841 yards (27.5) and four kick returns for touchdowns. In addition, he returned 41 punts for 442 yards (10.8) and one punt return for touchdown. In 2019, he caught 48 balls for 666 yards (13.9) and four touchdowns. A transfer from Nassau Community College, where he caught 22 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns, along with 571 kick return yards, averaging 30.1 yards per return with one touchdown.