Naples (Fla.) Lely cornerback Makinton Dorleant thought he would be playing his college football at Wisconsin, but that changed in recent days when he and the Badgers parted ways. Since that time, a couple of schools have made a move to land the three-star defensive back.
"Right now in the picture the highest one right now is Maryland," Dorleant said. "As soon as I was decommitted, they were right on it. Ever since then we have been building a good bond. Iowa State has already come for an in-home visit and they are coming back tomorrow to see me at school. They are in the picture as well."
He talked about his recent meeting at his home with Iowa State's staff.
"It was Coach Burnham," Dorleant said. "Iowa State has been recruiting me since day one. They were actually my first offer at the end of my junior year, spring time of my junior year. They were recruiting me hard at the end of last year. Coach Burnham came in and showed my mom a video of the campus, the environment, the academics, the city, things like that. My mom said she really liked the area and everything she has seen."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback is also talking with the Maryland staff.
"I have talked with one of the coordinators, he came to talk to me at the school and talked to me about taking an official up there," Dorleant said. "I think they are waiting to do the in-home visit until I have taken my official visit to see them."
As for visits, those should occur over the next couple of weeks.
"I am actually taking one up to Maryland this weekend," Dorleant said. "I am going to set one up for Iowa State next weekend."
According to Dorleant, his recruitment is narrowed to two schools and a final decision is likely after his two official visits.
"So far the only two schools I am going to be deciding on will be Maryland or Iowa State in the next couple weeks," Dorleant said. "Probably in the next two weeks."