Malik Dorton had a fine time at the USC junior day on Sunday but the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end is still not sure how interested the Trojans' coaches are in recruiting him.
Couple that feeling with Dorton's plan to commit sooner rather than later and it could be difficult to see the four-star prospect ending up with the Trojans unless both sides heat things up quickly.
"It was all right down there," Dorton said. "I had a good time.
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"I had a lot of time to talk to the coaches. The message that they preached a lot was more about the education and that it's more than just football.
"I think they want to see me at camp. The coaches were telling me they saw my film and they like what they've seen and everything. I'm not too sure how interested they are but I would go to their camp during the summer."
The 6-foot-3, 227-pound prospect who's considered a raw athlete with a lot of potential said he had not been speaking much with the USC coaching staff in the last few seasons.
That's the main reason why the St. John Bosco standout said he's not exactly sure how interested the Trojans are in recruiting him.
"It's like since last year, since my sophomore year, I never really talked to the USC coaches or anything like that," Dorton said.
"Going into my senior year I'm just starting to receive information from them. I'm not too sure how interested they are but when I spoke to some of the coaches there they seemed pretty interested and they want to see me in camp. As of right now I'm not too sure. I just have to see how things play out in the next couple weeks."
The issue is that Dorton might be inching toward a decision. UCLA is definitely a frontrunner and the four-star also has offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, Oregon State, Utah and Utah State.
A commitment could happen in the next "few weeks or months" according to Dorton, rated No. 192 in the 2014 class by Rivals.com, depending on how things go with all the schools.
"I'm still planning on doing that pretty soon," Dorton said. "I think I could be making a decision pretty soon."