Are Cavs Courting NJ WR?

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6-1, 185-pound Irvington High School wide receiver Todd Dorcelus was unable to make a visit to the University of Virginia this summer. The Cavs had wanted to see him in camp before deciding whether or not to officially offer. The Cavaliers still have not extended an official offer, but do remain in close contact with the New Jersey standout.

“Virginia is still very much in the picture for me,” Dorcelus said. “I don’t have any favorites, but there are a few I watch closely such as Virginia. They got so many commitments during the summer that I didn’t know what my status would be. They said they are still taking receivers so I think I’m still in the mix.”

Dorcelus says he talks to his recruiting coach from UVa, Mark D’Onofrio, very frequently. So what’s the latest from the Cavaliers?

“The latest on Virginia is that they are still looking to sign some receivers,” Dorcelus said. “They send me a lot of mail and I’ve kept in touch with Coach D’Onofrio the whole summer. I talk to him pretty much every week. He is supposed to come up to my school to see film of our first 2 games.”

Schools who have already offered Dorcelus include N.C. State, Minnesota, Indiana and Connecticut. He says those schools along with Boston College, Maryland and Notre Dame are “some of the schools turning up the pressure on me.”

In terms of official visits, Dorcelus has already set one.

“I’m going to Connecticut the first weekend in December,” Dorcelus said. “Connecticut is a young program. They need players who can make an impact, so I could step right in and contribute. They are close to home, which is the big thing they have going for them.

“I’m not too sure about the others. I’m just taking it one day at a time.”

Fans can expect the 3-star wideout to take a long time in making his decision.

“The general plan is to decide on Signing Day,” Dorcelus said. “I’ll wake up that morning and let the world know where I’m going to go.”



Dorcelus says he has seen many double teams this season, but has tallied 10 receptions for 124 yards and 1 touchdown in 2 games. Defensively, he has 8 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble as a free safety. Irvington is 1-1.

“I’ve had to fight for everything in our first 2 games,” Dorcelus said. “It’s tough, but I just have to do it. I think it’s something