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Dorton has Big Ten, Pac-12 interest

Malik Dorton's recruitment is still pretty much the same with offers from Utah and Utah State but the 2014 defensive end from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco is hearing from a few more schools.
They're big-time programs too so the 6-foot-3, 227-pound prospect is excited where things might be headed.
"Just a few days ago I spoke with the Oregon coach and I've been in contact with the Michigan coach," Dorton said.
"Oregon is kind of looking at me as an outside linebacker and I guess Michigan is saying more d-end."
Either position seems fine with Dorton, who relies on his athleticism and is still being molded into a top-flight football player.
Because those two programs along with a few others like UCLA, USC, Washington and others are showing interest, Dorton does not want to rush a decision just yet.
He's playing well in his junior season for one of the best teams in California and Dorton wants to continue to see his recruitment pick up.
"The season is going pretty well right now," Dorton said. "The team is playing great and everything is coming together.
"It's still kind of the same deal recruiting-wise but I have been hearing from a few more colleges than I have in the past and that's good."
No unofficial visits are planned at this time but after St. John Bosco's season, Dorton said he wants to hit the road a little bit and see some campuses.
There is still so much time left in his recruitment and so much can happen so the 2014 defensive end wants to remain patient.
"I'm still taking it kind of slow," Dorton said. "I'm going to start taking visits at the end of this season and the end of the year."
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