Hesperia Christian School standout athlete Jordan Dorsey last Thursday signed a letter of intent to play football and run track for Northwestern College in Iowa under an athletic scholarship.


Dorsey, the son of head Patriot football coach Dean Dorsey, is expected to play a hybrid rushing and receiving position for the NAIA Division II Red Raiders, which were 7-3 last season.


Listed as 5'10" and 142 pounds, Dorsey had 163 carries for 1,151 yards rushing last season for the Patriots, which play 8-man ball. He averaged 7.06 yards per carry and scored 25 rushing touchdowns along with five receiving TDs. Dorsey had a monstrous 423-yard rushing game against Excelsior Education in Victorville last season.


Joining Dorsey at Thursday's signing were his father, mother Kristy, brother Brennan, sister Brooklyn, grandparents Doug and Myrna Brooks, and Patriot athletic director Sally Orlando and track coach Audrey Longshore.


A private Christian liberal arts school, Northwestern College has been in operation for more than a century but became a four-year college in 1961. It has about 1,200 undergraduates. Northwestern is located in Orange City, a rural town of 5,589 residents.