Determined to achieve his goals, Bryce Dorsey is looking to write the next chapter after signing a national letter of intent on Wednesday to study and play football at the University of Avila.
“I am truly grateful and blessed to have this opportunity to further my education and practice athletics. Playing college football has always been my dream growing up, and it is finally coming true. Words just can’t describe to how grateful I am for that,” Dorsey said.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the University of Avila participates in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Eagles are 29-10 since the start of the 2018 season. The KCAC is the oldest conference in the NAIA and the second oldest in the nation since 1890.
“Of the six offers I received, I felt like they put the most effort into recruiting me and me. They also offer a pre-physiotherapy program, which I go to. university [to study]. I’m looking forward to the new lifestyle that I’m going to live for the next three to four years and to be in a new place,” he said.
Dorsey is excited to start at Avila and achieve his dreams and goals. “Having this opportunity means a lot to me. Not many people can say they have experienced the game at the top level, and I will be the first in my family to play college football.
Although his school colors change from red and white to purple and gold, he will always be grateful for his time in Andalucia.
“What I will miss the most about being a Bulldog are the home games, the stadium atmosphere and the group, which was amazing and I will never forget in high school. Beating UMS in the third round in 2021 was a pretty big highlight. This game had a lot of meaning, and it was a big achievement for us seniors and as a football team,” Dorsey said.
“Bryce was in Andalusia during his elementary years and moved. He came back to us like a great tenth grader. He worked extremely hard and was a very fast growing child. When this happens, children need to work on their coordination. Along with Bryce, he has worked hard for our program for the past three years and still has a lot of positive things to do. Its college staff will continue to develop their skills. He’s blessed with his size, which is something you can’t train. Once he gets his hand-eye coordination where it needs to be, I believe the sky is the limit for him. He has made several contributions to our program as a wide receiver and will now work on blocking due to his size. He and Coach (Drew) Smith had a great relationship. Coach Smith’s hard work has certainly paid off, but we’re looking for big things from Bryce. It’s a long way from home, but I’m proud that he has this opportunity to play and represent Andalusian football,” said AHS head coach Trent Taylor.
Dorsey started playing football in fifth grade. He added that sport had always made him happy and he loved seeing him grow.
“My family pushed me along the way and helped me set goals that I needed to achieve. They helped me stay prepared and focused on what needed to be done. helped achieve these goals and have set the same goals.We have overcome some of the toughest challenges together.
He credited two important women in his life who helped him grow into the young man he is today. “My mother Brittany Schneider and my grandmother Jackie Dorsey are probably the biggest influences in my life. They are the ones who really push me every day to do better and to be better not only in athletics but in all aspects of life.
As he prepares to make the transition from the South to the Midwest, one thing comes to mind. “I have moved several times in my life, especially across the country. I feel like it shouldn’t be too difficult, but it will be totally culture shock. The snow is my biggest concern.
Dorsey is the son of Brittany and Michael Schneider. He will graduate from the Lycée d’Andalousie on Friday, May 20, 2022.
“We’re thrilled to have Bryce here. With its size and athleticism, we’re excited to see it become a great weapon for us in the future. He has the potential to become a huge asset to our program,” said Avila head football coach Benavidez.